Person: Macmillan, Donald
Donald Macmillan graduated from Aberdeen University and became Principal of Clifton Bank School in St Andrews.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Donald became a student at Aberdeen University, graduating with an M.A. in 1876.
- Macmillan became Principal of Clifton Bank School, St Andrews.
- Macmillan was working at Clifton Bank School by 1887 for in that year he joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society giving the School as his address.
- In 1892 Macmillan took over as Headmaster of the School and he employed Robert Lawson as his assistant.
- In 1904 Walter G Mair took over as headmaster of Clifton Bank and his name appears in place of those of Macmillan in advertisements from that time on.
- As we noted above, Macmillan joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in March 1887 when the Society was in its sixth session, four years after it was founded.
- After he retired as Principal of Clifton Bank School, St Andrews, Macmillan went to live in the village of Newton of Falkland in Fife.
Born 8 February 1856, Kintail, Scotland. Died 21 January 1937, Dunoon, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive