The Resource Claudius Crozet arithmetic book, n.d.
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- Arithmetic book, n.d., of Claudius Crozet (1789-1864), including handwritten exercises on decimals, fractions, complex multiplication and division, quadratic equations, interest on money, trigonometry, oblique triangles, population statistics, and slopes, grades, and inclines. There is a table of contents at the beginning of the volume
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- Benoit Claudius Crozet was born on 31 December 31 1789 in Villefranche, a walled manufacturing town northwest of the City of Lyon, in southeast France. His father, Francois Crozet, was a wholesale wine merchant. He graduated from the elite Ecole Polytechnique's School of Public Works, as a sub-lieutenant and entered the Imperial Artillery School where he studied bridge building. He graduated as a second lieutenant in 1809, becoming an artillery officer and bridge builder. He took part in the invasion of Russia in 1812, and was captured at the Battle of Borodino. He was married to Agathe DeCamp in Paris on 7 June 7 1816, and a few days later the couple embarked for the United States. Crozet became a professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., apparently through the recommendation of the Marquis de Lafayette. In 1822, Claudius Crozet was selected from a pool of candidates to become Virginia's next chief engineer. Crozet resigned from the position in mid-1834. He assumed the presidency of Jefferson College at Convent, La. (now Manresa Retreat House), a state-supported institution, and later was civil engineer of the City of New Orleans. Virginia's Governor Campbell called Col. Crozet back once again to be the chief engineer for the state in 1837. He was happy to return to Virginia. In addition to his engineering duties, Crozet was appointed chairman of the Board of Visitors at a new military college in Lexington, which would be called the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). At its first meeting, the members of the board elected Crozet president of the board, a position he held for six years, while remaining the state's chief engineer. Crozet died at the home of his daughter on 29 January 1864. Originally buried in Richmond, his remains were removed to a grave in front of the library at VMI on 11 November 1942.
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