Josiah Dwight Whitney Origin/Culture/Country: American
Josiah Dwight Whitney: was an American geologist, professor of geology at Harvard University (from 1865), and chief of the California Geological Survey (1860â€“1874).In 1860 he was appointed the state geologist for California and was instructed by the legislature to undertake a comprehensive geologic survey of the state. To carry out the California Geological Survey, he organized an eminent, multi-disciplinary team, including William H. Brewer, James Graham Cooper, William More Gabb, Charles F. Hoffmann, and Clarence King. They began a survey that covered not only geology and geography, but also botany, zoology, and paleontology. Although significant progress was made, Whitney made a tactical error by first publishing two volumes on paleontology when the legislators were clamoring for information about gold. Whitney argued that the survey should do more than simply serve as a prospecting party
Josiah Bartlett Origin/Culture/Country: American
Josiah Bartlett: was an American physician and statesman, delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire, and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. He was later Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature and Governor of the state.
Josiah G. McElheny Origin/Culture/Country: American
Josiah G. McElheny: a contemporary artist and sculptor, primarily known for his work with glass blowing and assemblages of glass and mirrored glassed objects (see glass art). He is a 2006 recipient of the MacArthur Fellows Program "genius grant". He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.osiah McElheny's work is frequently concerned with issues of reflection, infinity, purity and utopia, and has clear links to the work of the American abstract artist Donald Judd. His work also sometimes deals with issues of museological displays and one's attempts to derive inferences about historical peoples from their household possessions and objects.
Josiah Wedgwood Origin/Culture/Country: English
Josiah Wedgwood: was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. He was a member of the Darwin-Wedgwood family, most famously including his grandson, Charles Darwin.
Josiah Charles Stamp Origin/Culture/Country: English
Josiah Charles Stamp: was a British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker. He was a director of the Bank of England and chairman of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.