Person: Morgan (2), Alexander
Alexander Morgan was a Scotish mathematician who had an important influence on the development of education in Scotland.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- They had sons William (born about 1892) and Alexander (born about 1896).
- On graduating M.A., Morgan was appointed a Lecturer in Mathematics at the Church of Scotland Training College, Edinburgh.
- In 1903 Morgan became Principal of the Church of Scotland Training College.
- Morgan then became Director of Studies at the Provincial Training College until he retired in 1925.
- After he retired in 1925, Morgan continued to work hard for education.
- Their son, Lieutenant-General Sir William Duthie Morgan, K.C.B., was Commander-in-Chief Central Mediterranean Forces.
- Morgan joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in November 1887.
- Under Dr Morgan's chairmanship, the Scottish Education Reform Committee (1916-17) issued a report which exerted a powerful influence on educational advances, including the Act of 1918.
- Dr Morgan was a strenuous worker in the cause of adult education and a voluminous writer on educational subjects.
- For many years Dr Morgan was a leading member of the Educational Institute of Scotland, and was president in 1912.
- General Sir William Duthie Morgan, has had a distinguished war record.
- He succeeded Field-Marshal Sir Harold Alexander as Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre, last October, and is now C.
Born 21 August 1860, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 17 March 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive