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AUSTEN, Peter Townsend, chemist, born m Clifton, Staten Island, New York, 10 September 1852. He was graduated at Columbia school of mines, in the course in analytical and applied chemistry, in 1873. He then studied for three years under Professor Hofmann in the University of Berlin, and received the degree of Ph.D., for original work, from the University of Zurich. On his return from Europe he became in 1876 instructor in chemistry at Dartmouth College, and in 1877 professor of general and applied chemistry in Rutgers's College, New Brunswick, New Jersey In 1872 he was chemist to the Richmond County, New York, board of health, and in 1885 was chemist to the Newark board of health. He became a member of the New Brunswick board of health in 1885. Since 1884 he has been president of the Union Paint Company, Newark, New Jersey He is a member of the London, Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg, and other chemical societies, and also a fellow of the American association for the advancement of science. Dr. Austen has been an industrious worker, and while much of his investigation has been for industrial purposes, he has found time to devote some attention to purely scientific research. His papers, which include nearly fifty titles, have appeared principally in the proceedings of the Berlin chemical society, and in the "American Chemical Journal." He is a regular contributor to the "Textile Colorist" of Philadelphia, and to the "Druggists' Circular" of New York, and he has published "Kurze Einleitung zu den Nitrover-bindungen" (Leipsic, 1876). "Pinner's Organic Chemistry" was translated and revised by him (New York, 1883), and he has lectured on "Science-teaching in Schools," "Scientific Speculations," and "The Chemical Factor in History."
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