Lees, George


Student United College 1821-1822 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun.; Math. Prov. 1822-1823 Lat. Prov.; Log.; Math. 3; Chem. 1823-1824 Physics. (Ternar). M.A. 7.5.1825.

LL.D. 13.4.1850 (Proposed by Professor Thomas Duncan).


Born 16.3.1797 son of David Lees, meal and flour miller and farmer, Kemback and Agnes Traill.


Also at Edinburgh University 1824-1825.

Teacher of mathematics, Edinburgh High School 1829-1834. Lecturer in the School of Arts, Edinburgh and teacher of mathematics Scottish Naval and Military Academy. [University lecturer]

Went to St Andrews in 1854 as assistant to Professor Duncan. Unsuccessful presentee to assistantship in mathematics class, United College.



Died at St Andrews 24.11.1886 aged 89.


  • Steven, Hist. High School of Edinburgh p121
  • St Andrews Citizen 27.11.1886
  • Deaths Reg. St Andrews 1886/128