Scientists From Rhode Island

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Rhode Island has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Clarence King, William Arnold Anthony, Lewis Boss, Merrill Wallace Chase, James Brown Fisk and others.
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Clarence King
(US Geologist and Mountaineer Who Was the 1st Director of the US Geological Survey)
Clarence King
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Birthdate: January 6, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 24, 1901

US geologist, mining engineer, and mountaineer Clarence King was the 1st director of the US Geological Survey. While preparing his report, Systematic Geology, he found the first US glaciers. Mostly known for his exploration of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, he penned the iconic work Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada.

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William Arnold Anthony
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Birthdate: November 17, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 29, 1908
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Merrill Wallace Chase
(American Immunologist Who Discovered Cell Mediated Immunology)
Merrill Wallace Chase
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Birthdate: September 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 5, 2004

Merrill Wallace Chase was an American immunologist best remembered for discovering cell-mediated immunology. He discovered that white blood cells were important agents of the immune system. Merrill Wallace ChaCse's discoveries laid the foundation for later research that identified the role of T cells, B cells, and other kinds of white blood cells.

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Lewis Boss
(American Astronomer Who Served as the Director of the Dudley Observatory)
Lewis Boss
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Birthdate: October 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 5, 1912

Apart from leading the Dudley Observatory as its director and working for the American govenment, astronomer Lewis Boss had also created some of the most significant catalogs on stars and even corrected existing errors in previous catalogs. The crater Boss on the Moon was named in his honor.

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James Brown Fisk
(Physicist)
James Brown Fisk
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Birthdate: August 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 10, 1981