Russell, John Scott

Education

Student United College 1823-1824 Ethics; Math. 1.

Birth/childhood

Born 8.5.1808 son of David Russell, Relief Church minister at Errol and [?Elizabeth Clark]. [Minister]

Career

Also at Glasgow University - M.A. 1825 and Edinburgh University - arts student 1824-1825 and divinity student 1826-1827.

Interim professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh University 1832-1833. Marine engineer. Constructor of ‘Great Eastern’. Manager of a shipbuilding works, Greenock 1835-1844. Went to London. Secretary Society of Arts 1845-1854. Shipbuilder on the Thames. F.R.S. 1847. [University professor]

Death

Died at Ventnor 8.6.1882.

Sources