Frederick Converse Beach

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Frederick Converse Beach : biography

March 27, 1848 – June 18, 1918

Frederick Converse Beach (March 27, 1848 – June 18, 1918), son of Alfred Ely Beach, was editor of the magazine Scientific American and of the new Encyclopedia Americana in the early 1900s, and an inventor of a photolithographic process.


He was born on March, 27 1848, in Brooklyn, New York to Alfred Ely Beach. He graduated from Yale’s Sheffield Scientific School in 1868.

In 1896 he became a director of the Scientific American. In 1889 he was the editor of American Photography. From 1902 he was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia Americana.

He died on June 18, 1918, in Stamford, Connecticut.