Person: Cockle, James
James Cockle was an English lawyer and mathematician who wrote papers on both pure and applied mathematics, as well as on the history of science. He became Chief Justice of Queensland.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 James entered Stormond House, Kensington in 1825 and was educated there until 1829 when he attended Charterhouse as a day pupil for two years.
 Many intending to enter the legal profession studied mathematics at this time and indeed Cockle began his legal training at the Middle Temple in 1838.
 Despite the relatively low position in the tripos, Cockle had demonstrated his mathematical abilities by having a paper published while still an undergraduate.
 Cockle was called to the bar in November 1846 and, although a barrister by profession, he maintained his interest in mathematics.
 For his efforts in Australia, then of course a British Colony, Cockle was knighted in 1869.
 Despite the positions of high authority that Cockle held, he was remarkably productive as a mathematician publishing over 100 papers.
 Cockle joined the Royal Astronomical Society in 1854, the Cambridge Philosophical Society in 1856, and the London Mathematical Society in 1870.
 After his presidency of the London Mathematical Society, Cockle became a member of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society, serving in this role from 1888 to 1892.
 After a brief illness, Cockle died at his home in St Stephen's Road, Bayswater.
Born 14 January 1819, Great Oakley, Essex, England. Died 27 January 1895, Bayswater, London, England.
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