Biography of Charles S. Howe
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CHARLES SUMNER HOWE, who is giving a most able administration as president of the Case School of Applied Science, in Cleveland, was born at Nashua, New Hampshire, September 29, 1858, a son of William R. and Susan D. (Woods) Howe. He received in 1878 the degree of Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Agricultural College, and has the same degree also from Boston University. He took a post-graduate course in mathematics and physics, at Johns Hopkins University; he received from Wooster University, in 1887, the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; in 1905 Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Science, and from both Mount Union and Oberlin colleges, Ohio, he has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. He was president of Albuquerque (New Mexico) Academy in the period of 187981; was professor of mathematics and astronomy in Buchtel College (now Akron University), Akron, Ohio, 1883-89, and he then became professor of mathematics and astronomy in the Case School of Applied Science, of which he became acting president in 1902, and of which he has been the president since 1903. President Howe is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Astronomical Society, and has membership in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the American Mathematical Society, and the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America. He has made many and valuable contributions to the standard and perodical literature of science, notably to the Astronomical Journal and the Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies. May 22, 1882, he wedded Miss Abbie A. Waite, of North Amherst, Massachusetts.


From:
A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
Publishers:
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924


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