Leighton, Alexander

Education

Student United College 1889-1890 Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Math. 1 1890-1891 Gk. 2; Lat. 2; Math. 2 1891-1892 N. Phil.; Log.; Math. 3; Chem. 1892-1893 Hon. & Prac. N. Phil.; M. Phil.; Eng. Lit. 1893-1894 Hon. N. Phil.; Inter. Hon. Math. 1894-1895 Adv. Hon. Math. Servership bursary, 1889. 2nd year bursary, 1890. Miller prize, 1892. Arnott prize, 1894. Gray prize, 1895. M.A. & B.Sc. 29.3.1895 2nd cl. hons. Mathematics.

LL.D. 26.6.1925.

Birth/childhood

Born Closeburn 8.2.1870 son of John Leighton, gardener, Kirriemuir and Betsy Robertson.

Attended Wallacehall Academy, Dumfries.

Career

Mathematics master, Milne’s Institution, Fochabers 1895-1898. Mathematics master, Morgan Academy, Dundee 1898-1909. Rector, Morgan Academy, Dundee 1909-1934 (retired). [Teacher]

Publications. O.B.E. [Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire] 1928.

Death

Died in Dundee 14.5.1954.

Sources

  • UYUC400:29.10 & 1.11.1889, 28 & 30.10.1890
  • UYUY452/22/136-7, 146, 218
  • UYUY672
  • Scottish Educational Journal 21.5.1954
  • Alumnus Chronicle 42 p4
  • Deaths Reg. Dundee West 1924/488
  • 'Former Rector,' The Glasgow Herald, May 17, 1954, p.11.