EMS Presidents

Edinburgh Mathematical Society - Presidents


The Edinburgh Mathematical Society was founded in 1883. The first president was elected at the first meeting of the Society which took place at 8 p.m. on Friday 2 February 1883 in the Mathematics Classroom of Edinburgh University. The first president served for less than a year, with the second president elected to serve for academic year 1883-84. This is why there were two presidents elected in 1883.

1883 John Sturgeon Mackay
1883 Thomas Muir
1884 Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay
1885 Robert McNair Ferguson
1886 George Thom
1887 William James Macdonald
1888 George Alexander Gibson
1889 Alexander Yule Fraser
1890 Robert Edgar Allardice
1891 John Edward Aloysius Steggall
1892 John Alison
1893 Cargill Gilston Knott
1894 John McCowan
1895 William Peddie
1896 John Wilson
1897 John Brown Clark
1898 Alexander Morgan
1899 Robert Franklin Muirhead
1900 John Watt Butters
1901 George Duthie
1902 John Alexander Third
1903 Charles Tweedie
1904 William Leslie Thomson
1905 Donald Cameron McIntosh
1906 James Archibald
1907 William Anderson Lindsay
1908 Peter Pinkerton
1909 Robert Franklin Muirhead
1910 John Turner
1911 Duncan McLaren Young Sommerville
1912 Alexander George Burgess
1913 John Miller
1914 Edmund Taylor Whittaker
1915 Alexander Durie Russell
1916 Peter Comrie
1917 Peter Comrie
1918 Cargill Gilston Knott
1919 Neil McArthur
1920 David Gibb
1921 Thomas Murray MacRobert
1922 Peter Ramsay
1923 Archibald Milne
1924 John Edward Aloysius Steggall
1925 John Dougall
1926 Herbert Westren Turnbull
1927 William Saddler
1928 William Arthur
1929 John Edward Aloysius Steggall
1930 Edward Thomas Copson
1931 Alexander Craig Aitken
1932 William Peddie
1933 Herbert Westren Turnbull
1934 Richard Alexander Robb
1935 Harold Stanley Ruse
1936 Reginald Owen Street
1937 George Lawson
1938 Frederick Bath
1939 Frederick Bath
1940 Daniel Edwin Rutherford
1941 Geoffrey Timms

1942 Robert Schlapp
1943 Robert Schlapp
1944 William Leonard Edge
1945 John Mackie
1946 Robert Pollock Gillespie
1947 Ivor Malcolm Haddon Etherington
1948 John Brown Marshall
1949 Leslie Maurice Brown
1950 Herbert Westren Turnbull
1951 Alexander Craig Aitken
1952 Thomas Smith Graham
1953 Harold Stanley Arthur Potter
1954 Edward Thomas Copson
1955 Raymond Smart
1956 Reginald Douglas Lord
1957 Robert Alexander Rankin
1958 John Meadows Jackson
1959 Ian Naismith Sneddon
1960 Daniel Martin
1961 Selwyn Read
1962 Donald Cecil Pack
1963 Daniel Edwin Rutherford
1964 Edward McWilliam Patterson
1965 Elizabeth Adam McHarg
1966 James Fulton
1967 Robert Pollock Gillespie
1968 Robert Schlapp
1969 John Hunter
1970 William Norrie Everitt
1971 Arthur Erdélyi
1972 William Derek Collins
1973 John Mackintosh Howie
1974 Robin John Knops
1975 David Alexander Ross Wallace
1976 Frank Featherstone Bonsall
1977 Arthur David Sands
1978 Robert Alexander Rankin
1979 Thomas Scott Blyth
1980 John Duncan
1981 Gary Francis Roach
1982 Andrew George Mackie
1983 Iain Thomas Arthur Carpenter Adamson
1984 Walter Douglas Munn
1985 John Reginald Hubbuck
1986 Philip Heywood
1987 Robert Michael Forrester Moss
1988 Brian David Sleeman
1989 John MacLeod Ball
1990 Elmer Gethin Rees
1991 Adam Clark McBride
1993 Alexander Duncan Davidson Craik
1995 Patrick Fleming Smith
1997 Colin Maclachlan
1999 James Howie
2001 Thomas Alastair Gillespie
2003 Peter Rowlinson
2005 Colin Matthew Campbell
2007 Robert John Archbold
2009 Penelope Jane Davies
2011 Mark Andrew Joseph Chaplain

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