OSA | Living History

OSA founder Perley Nutting served as president from 1916 to 1917.

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Perley Nutting

Perley Nutting was the founding force behind OSA.

He dedicated himself to creating a national optical society because the U.S. lacked its own optical glass and optical manufacturing infrastructure. He served as president from 1916 to 1917. (Photo: OSA Archives)

(Courtesy of OSA Archives)