Person: Ferguson, Robert McNair
Robert Ferguson was a founder member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and became their fifth President.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Robert Ferguson's birthdate is given as 1928 in his obituaries (see below) but this seems to be wrong.
- Ferguson was a founder member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, joining the Society at its first meeting in February 1883.
- Robert Ferguson was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 6 January 1868, his proposers included Philip Kelland.
Born 8 July 1829, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Died 31 December 1912, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive