Person: Mcbride, James Alexander
James McBride studied at Queen's College Belfast and then taught at various Glasgow schools finishing as Rector of Queen's Park School. He published a number of papers in Geometry and was a founder member of the Euclidean Club.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- McBride was a Founding Member of Euclidian Society in 1926, being elected as its president in 1930 and continuing in this role until he was made Honorary Vice-President in 1947.
- In 1913, McBride attended the Mathematical Colloquium which was held in the Mathematical Department of Edinburgh University during the week beginning Monday 4 August 1913.
- McBride is not in the 1926 photograph, but he did attend the 1930 Colloquium, the 1934 Colloquium and the 1938 Colloquium.
- From 1938 McBride gave his address as the Scottish Liberal Club, 109 Princes Street, Edinburgh.
- We have been unable to find a record of McBride's death in either Scotland or in Ireland, although its date is certain.
- McBride's interest in Euclidian geometry is well illustrated by his paper The equal internal bisectors theorem, 1840-1940.
Born December 1868, Broughshane, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Died 6 September 1949, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive