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James A Thomson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Prof. James Thomson, LLD; James Thomson; Margaret Gardiner and Margaret Thomson
Husband of Elizabeth Hancock and Elizabeth Thomson
Father of Bessie Thomson; Mary H Thomson and James Thomson
Brother of Elizabeth Thomson; Anna Thomson; Robert Thomson; William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, OM, GCVO; John Thomson and 2 others

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James A Thomson

Biographical Summary

Thomson, James. 16/02/1822-08/05/1892. Ref: 1492. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Belfast, Ireland.
  • Profession: Engineer.
  • Appointments Held: Professor 1857-73, Civil Engineering, Queen's College, Belfast; Professor 1873-89, Engineering, Glasgow University.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA (Glasgow 1839).
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D(Glasgow 1870, Dublin 1878), D.Sc (Queen's University 1875).
  • Marital Status: Married (1853) Elizabeth Hancock.
  • Father: Professor James Thomson 1786-1849, mathematician, Belfast.
  • Siblings: William Thomson, Lord Kelvin FRSE 1824-1907.
  • Other Family: uncle of James Thomson Bottomley, FRSE 1845-1926.
  • References: DNB 56, 1898, 257-8; Proc Roy Soc, 53, 1893, i-x, signed JTB.
  • Memberships: FRS (1877).
  • Date of Election: 03/05/1875.
  • Proposers: Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Peter Guthrie Tait, Alexander Crum Brown, John Hutton Balfour (Billet 5/4, 19/4/1875).
  • Notes: Invented Vortex Water-Wheel 1850.
  • 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. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 926

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James A Thomson's Timeline

1822
February 16, 1822
Belfast, Ireland
1854
1854
Age 31
1854
Age 31
1858
March 1858
Age 36
Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1892
May 8, 1892
Age 70