Person: Butters, John Watt
J Watt Butters graduated from Edinburgh and taught at George Heriot's School and James Gillespie's School in Edinburgh. He became Rector of Ardrossan Academy.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Butters was awarded an M.A. with First Class Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 1894, and a B.Sc. (Pure) in the same year.
 He taught for a short period at Aberystwyth and then at James Gillespie's School, Edinburgh.
 He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 6 April 1896 having been proposed by Peter Guthrie Tait, George Chrystal, David Fowler Lowe, and John Sturgeon Mackay.
 During the period of his Rectorship in Ardrossan Mr Butters played a leading part in the Council of the Educational Institute of Scotland, his skill in dealing with the difficult problems affecting such questions as superannuation being widely recognised by his fellowmembers.
 Butters joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in December 1886.
 He also contributed to the mathematical work of the Society, For example at the meeting of the Society on Friday 11 January 1889, J Watt Butters discussed the solution of an algebraic equation.
Born 10 August 1863, McDowall Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 11 January 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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