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William Jack

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: March 20, 1924 (89)
Glasgow, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Husband of Agnes Jane Nichol
Father of William Tullis Jack; William (Willie) Robert Jack and Adolphus (Dolfie) Alfred Jack
Brother of Robert Logan Jack

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About William Jack

Biographical Summary

Jack, William. 29/05/1834-20/03/1924. Ref: 801. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Stewarton, Ayrshire.
  • Profession: Mathematician, Journalist.
  • Appointments Held: HM Inspector of Schools 1860-6; Professor 1866-70, Natural Philosophy, Owen's College, Manchester; Editor 1870-6, Glasgow Herald; 1876-9, Macmillan & Co; Professor 1879-1909, Mathematics, Glasgow University.
  • Schools and Tutors: Irvine Academy, Ayrshire.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA(Glasgow 1853), MA(Cantab 1859).
  • Postgraduate Studies: D.Sc(Manchester 1902), LL.D.
  • Marital Status: Married Agnes Jane Nichol d.1901.
  • Father: Robert Jack, Irvine, Ayrshire.
  • Other Family: Son in law of John Pringle Nichol FRSE 1804-1859.
  • References: Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 44, 1923-24, 255-7; Who Was Who 2.
  • Date of Election: 03/05/1875.
  • Proposers: Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), James Thomson Bottomely, Allen Thomson, Peter Guthrie Tait (Billet 5/4, 19/4/1875).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1888-91.
  • 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 479

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William Jack's Timeline

1834
May 29, 1834
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland
1862
June 1862
Age 28
1866
June 23, 1866
Age 32
1868
October 8, 1868
Age 34
1924
March 20, 1924
Age 89
Glasgow, Scotland