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Jewish Scientist to Represent United States at Pan-american Scientific Congress

September 22, 1924
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Albert Abraham Michelson, Ph.D., President of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Chicago, is one of the nine American scientists appointed by the Department of State to represent the United States at the Third Pan-American Scientific Congress, which will be held at Lima, Peru. The Congress lasts from December 20, 1924 to January 6, 1925.

The first impulse to the holding of these scientific congresses was given by the Argentine Scientific Society in Buenos Aires, which convened a Latin-American Scientific Congress in 1898. At this conference most of the Latin-American countries were represented. Two other Latin-American Congresses were held; one at Montevideo in 1901, and the other at Rio de Janeiro in 1905. The United States was invited to participate in the Fourth Congress which thus became the First Pan-American Congress and was held at Santiago, Chile, in 1908-1909. In this Conference the United States was represented by ten official delegats, and eleven unofficial delegates from the United States also attended. The Second Pan-American Scientific Congress was held at Washington from December 27, 1915 to January 8, 1916 and was participated in by delegates from all the American Republics. Over 1,000 scientists or specialists attened from the United States.

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