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Thomas Corwin Mendenhall portrait
Description: 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.
Image ID: AL03914
Subjects: Scientists; Ohio Economy--Science and Technology
Places: Thomas Corwin Mendenhall portrait