John William Draper (5 May 1811, St. Helens, Merseyside – 4 January 1882, Hastings, New York) was a U.S. English-born chemist, botanist, historian and photographer. He served as the first president of the American Chemical Society, 1876-1877.
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- Science has never sought to ally herself with civil power. She has never subjected anyone to mental torment, physical torment, least of all death, for the purpose of promoting her ideas.