Irvine, James Colquhoun

Education

Student United College 1895-1896 N. Phil.; Prac. N. Phil.; Chem. 1897-1898 Adv. Chem.; Adv. & Prac. N. Hist.; Adv. & Prac. Bot. 1898-1899 Research student. B.Sc. 25.3.1898. D.Sc. 31.3.1903.

Lecture assistant, Chemistry department 1895-1898. Private assistant 1898-1899. University assistant 1901-1903. Lecturer 1903-1909. Professor of chemistry 1.10.1909-1.1.1921 (taught until end of session). Principal of St Andrews University 1.1.1921-12.6.1952 (died).

Birth/childhood

Born 9.5.1877 son of John Irvine, engineer, Glasgow and Mary Colquhoun.

Career

Also at Glasgow Technical College 4 years and Leipzig University - Ph.D. 1901.

Lecture assistant, Chemistry department 1895-1898. Private assistant 1898-1899. University assistant 1901-1903. Lecturer 1903-1909. Professor of chemistry 1.10.1909-1.1.1921 (taught until end of session). Principal of St Andrews University 1.1.1921-12.6.1952 (died). [University lecturer, university professor, chemist]

F.R.S. 1918. C.B.E. [Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire] 1920. Knighted 1925. K.B.E. [Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire] 1948.

D.Sc. Liverpool and Princeton. Sc.D. Cambridge, Penn. and Yale. LL.D. Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Toronto, Columbia and New York. D.C.L. Oxford and Durham.

Publications

Industrial organic analysis for the use of technical and analytical chemists and students, by Paul S. Arup, with a foreword by J.C. Irvine. (London: J. & A. Churchill, 1913)

Memorial volume of scientific papers contributed by members of the University, edited by William Carmichael McIntosh, John Edward Aloysius Steggall, James Colquhoun Irvine. ([St Andrews:] Published by the University, 1911).

Death

[Died 12.6.1952.]

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