Hall of Fame for Great Americans 1950

About the members of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans for 1950 including Bell, Anthony, Roosevelt and others.

THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS

1950

There were 120 electors, so 61 votes were required for election.

William C. Gorgas, physician (81). The victor over yellow fever, Gorgas (1854-1920) was a natural choice after the selection of Walter Reed in 1945.

Woodrow Wilson, statesman (77)

Susan B. Anthony, reformer (72)

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor (70)

Theodore Roosevelt, statesman (70)

Josiah W. Gibbs, scientist (64). Gibbs (1839-1903) founded the science of chemical thermodynamics. By the time of his death, he had a worldwide reputation as a mathematical physicist.

Philosopher William James's 33 votes made him the runner-up among those who have not been elected afterward. Pres. Warren G. Harding was a nominee but, not surprisingly, did not get a single vote. Physicians William Beaumont and Elizabeth Blackwell and scientist Benjamin Peirce were given 1 vote apiece.

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