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Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler, 1770-1843 : Measuring the Young Republic

Author: Lisa A Greenhouse; National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
Publisher: Gaithersburg, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, [1998]
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler was appointed the first Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast by President Madison in 1816. Born in Aarau in Switzerland in 1770, Hassler emigrated to the United States in 1805 after French occupation of his home-land hampered his professional amibitions. In 1807, he responded to a request made by the American Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin, for proposals to survey the coast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler, 1770-1843.
Gaithersburg, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, [1998]
(OCoLC)759975848
Named Person: F R Hassler; F R Hassler
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa A Greenhouse; National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 39333513
Notes: Shipping list no.: 98-0271-P.
"April 1998"--Page [12].
Description: 11, [1] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Measuring the Young Republic
Responsibility: [edited by Lisa A. Greenhouse]

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Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler was appointed the first Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast by President Madison in 1816. Born in Aarau in Switzerland in 1770, Hassler emigrated to the United States in 1805 after French occupation of his home-land hampered his professional amibitions. In 1807, he responded to a request made by the American Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin, for proposals to survey the coast of the United States.

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