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James Mann Wordie

Birthdate: (72)
Death: January 16, 1962 (72)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wordie and Jsne Catherine Mann
Husband of Gertrude Wordie
Father of Alison Fotheringham Stancer

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About Sir James Mann Wordie, CBE

Sir James Wordie, CBE, was a Scottish polar explorer and geologist.

Biographical Summary

WORDIE, SIR JAMES MANN. 26/04/1889-16/01/1962. Ref: 2666. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Knight (1957), CBE (1947).
  • Place of Birth: Partick, Lanarkshire.
  • Place of Death: Cambridge.
  • Profession: Explorer, Geologist.
  • Appointments Held: 1914 Geologist and Chief of Scientific Staff, Shackleton Polar Expedition; 1920 Geologist, W S Bruce Expedition, Spitzbergen; Numerous expeditions to polar regions; Fellow 1921, Tutor, Master 1952-9, St John's College, Cambridge University.
  • Schools and Tutors: Glasgow Academy.
  • Undergraduate Studies: B.Sc (Glasgow 1910), MA (Cantab).
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D (Glasgow and Hull).
  • Marital Status: Married (1923) Gertrude Henderson d.1971.
  • Mother: Jane Catherine Mann.
  • Father: John Wordie, carting contractor.
  • War Service: 1914-18. 1917-19 Royal Artillery, France; 1939-45. Naval Intelligence Division.
  • References: DNB 1961-1970, 1981, 1109-10; RSE Year Book 1963, 42-5; Who Was Who 6.
  • Memberships: FRGS (1921, President 1951-4), FRSGS (1944), American Geographical Society.
  • Date of Election: 06/03/1922.
  • Proposers: Frederick Orpen Bower, Andrew Gray, James Gordon Gray, James Currie (Candidates List 1922).
  • RSE Prizes and Medals: Bruce Prize 1926.
  • 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 1014

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Sir James Mann Wordie, CBE's Timeline

April 26, 1889
February 24, 1929
Age 39
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
January 16, 1962
Age 72