benjamin silliman

Silliman

[sil-uh-muhn]
noun
Benjamin, 1779–1864, U.S. scientist and educator.
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benjamin silliman

geologist and chemist who founded the American Journal of Science and wielded a powerful influence in the development of science in the United States.

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