Person: Macdonald (3), James
James Macdonald graduated from Edinburgh University. he was appointed the first Rector of Leith Academy and went on to become an HM Inspector of Schools.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Macdonald was the first Rector of Leith Academy, appointed to the role in 1897.
- Macdonald did not try again for this degree.
- In 1908 Macdonald's son, also named James Alexander Macdonald, was born in Dingwall, Ross-shire.
- A member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Macdonald joined in February 1896 while teaching in Leith but before his appointment as Headmaster there.
- Mr Macdonald was educated at Edinburgh University, where he graduated with first class honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, and obtained the Fergusson Scholarship in Mathematics, the Neil Arnott Scholarship in Physics and the Maclaren Scholarship in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.
- Mr Macdonald was in his 71st year.
Born 21 June 1868, Portsoy, Scotland. Died 7 June 1937, Peebles, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive