James Alfred Ewing (1855 - 1935)

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Birthplace: Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Death: Died in Cambridge, England
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Alfred Ewing

Biographical Summary

EWING, SIR JAMES ALFRED. 27/03/1855-07/01/1935. Ref: 506. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: CB(1907), KCB(1911).
  • Place of Birth: Dundee, Angus.
  • Place of Death: Cambridge.
  • Profession: Physicist,Engineer.
  • Appointments Held: Professor 1878-90, Engineering,Tokyo; 1890-1903, Engineering, Cambridge University; Director 1903-16, Naval Education,The Admiralty; Principal 1916-29, Edinburgh University.
  • Schools and Tutors: West End Academy and Dundee High School.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA(Edinburgh).
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL D(Hon Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow), D Sc(Hon Oxon, Cantab, Durham, Sheffield).
  • Publications: "Engineer's Outlook" 1933, " Magnetic Induction in Iron", "Thermodynamics for Engineers" 1920.
  • Marital Status: Married 1st(1879) Annie Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington d.1909,2nd(1911) Ellen Lina Hopkinson.
  • Mother: Marjory Ferguson.
  • Father: Rev James Ewing, Minister,St Andrews Free Church, Dundee.
  • References: DNB, 1931-1940, 1949, 264-6; Obituary Notices of Fellows of The Royal Society, 1, 475-92 signed R.T.Glazebrook (Portrait); Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 55, 1934-35, 150-3; Who Was Who 3.
  • Memberships: FRS (1887), FIMechE(Hon).
  • Date of Election: 04/02/1878.
  • Proposers: Sir W.Thomson (Lord Kelvin), H. C. Fleeming Jenkin, P. G.Tait, Alexander Crum Brown (Billet 17/12/1877, 7/1, 21/1/1878).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1888-91, 1919-20, Vice-President 1920-23, President 1924-9.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 299

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Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB's Timeline

1855
March 27, 1855
Dundee, Angus, Scotland
1879
1879
Age 23
1911
1911
Age 55
1935
January 7, 1935
Age 79
Cambridge, England