: Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (1841-1924) was appointed by President Harrison to superintend the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1889. He had previously served as the chair of physics at Ohio State University. He oversaw the shift in the fundamental standards of the United States from the English yard and pound to the International Meter and Kilogram. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL03914 Subjects
: Scientists; Ohio Economy--Science and Technology Places
: Thomas Corwin Mendenhall portrait