Person: Watt, James
James Watt was an Edinburgh lawyer and actuary. He was interested in science, being a member of the Scottish Meteorological Society and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Watt was a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries, a member of the Scottish Meteorological Society, and a fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society which he serve as Vice-President.
- He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 20 February 1911, his proposers being James Campbell Dewar, Charles Scott Dickson (Lord Dickson), Sir James Dewar, A Crum Brown.
Born 21 March 1863, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 3 December 1945, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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