EMS Secretaries

Edinburgh Mathematical Society - Honorary Secretaries


The Edinburgh Mathematical Society was founded in 1883. The first officers were 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 secretary served for less than a year, with the second secretary elected to serve from the beginning of academic year 1883-84. The Society had one secretary from its foundation in 1883 until 1971 when J D P Meldrum became a second secretary and J L Mott, who had been appointed in 1960, continued as secretary. From that time on the Society has had two honorary secretaries.

           1883     C G Knott
1883 - 1888 A Y Fraser
1888 - 1891 J Alison
1891 - 1896 J B Clark
1896 - 1899 J W Butters
1899 - 1904 D C McIntosh
1904 - 1908 P Pinkerton
1908 - 1911 A G Burgess
1911 - 1916 P Comrie
1916 - 1921 P Ramsay
1921 - 1924 B B Baker
1924 - 1930 E T Copson
1930 - 1933 H S Ruse
1933 - 1938 I M H Etherington
1938 - 1939 J B Marshall
1939 - 1944 I M H Etherington
1944 - 1947 J B Marshall
1947 - 1953 R Smart
1953 - 1960 J Fulton
1960 - 1974 J L Mott
1971 - 1980 J D P Meldrum
1974 - 1983 T A Gillespie
1980 - 1993 J Martin
1983 - 1992 C J Shaddock
1992 - 2003 P Heywood
1993 - 2000 C J Smyth
2000 - 2009 A D Gilbert
2003 - 2014 T H Lenagan
2009 - 2011 A M Davie
2011 - 3013 A Smoktunowicz
2013 - J Z Farkas
2014 - J P Pridham

MacTutor links:

History of the EMS
Presidents of the EMS
Treasurers of the EMS
Secretaries of the EMS

EMS Prizes etc:

EMS Whittaker Prize
EMS Honorary Members
EMS Founder Members

Other Web site:

EMS Web site


Index of Societies, honours, etc.
Main index Biographies Index

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