About: History & Archives
1797 - 1878
First Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1846 to 1878. Henry also served as President of the National Academy of Sciences from 1868 to 1878.
AAAS Presidential Address: None published.
AAAS offices held:
- President, 1849
- American Philosophical Society Library (Philadelphia, PA)
- Joseph Henry Papers Project, Smithsonian Institution Archives