Oliver Wolcott Gibbs

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Oliver Wolcott Gibbs CC 1841 P&S 1845 was one of the most famous early American chemists. In what came to be known as the Gibbs Affair, he was denied a position at Columbia by the trustees due to his Unitarian faith. He went on to be very successful at Harvard.

While he was a student at Columbia, Gibbs was a member of Philo.

See also

  • James Russell, a Columbia alumnus and noted Armenian scholar whose denial of tenure and job at Harvard makes him a contemporary parallel
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