Thom's Irish Who's Who/Anderson, Alexander


ANDERSON, Alexander, M.A., LL.D., D.Sc.; President of, since 1899, and Professor of Natural Philosophy in, since 1885, Queen's, now University, College, Galway; b. 12th May, 1858; son of Daniel Anderson, Camus, Coleraine; m. Emily, dau. of Wm. J. Binns, National Bank, Galway. Educ.; Queen's College, Galway; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. First Science Scholar and first Peel Prizeman in geometry, Queen's College, Galway, 1876; second Peel Exhibitioner at first University Examination in Arts, 1879, and prizeman as the best answerer in mathematics; Gold Medal at B.A. Examination, 1880, and at M.A. Examination, 1881; open scholarship, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 1881 (first place); Goldsmith's Exhibitioner, 1882; Sixth Wrangler, 1884; Fellowship in Royal University of Ireland, 1886; Fellowship in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 1891; Hon. LL.D., Glasgow University, 1901; Senator of Royal University of Ireland; Senator of National University of Ireland; Member of Dublin Commission (Irish Universities Act, 1908): Vice-chancellor of National University of Ireland, 1915. Pubns.; several papers in Messenger of Mathematics, Philosophical Magazine, Proceedings of Physical Society of London, and Proceedings of Cambridge Philosophical Society. Recns.: various, including cycling, croquet, modern languages, and mountain climbing. Address: University College, Galway. Clubs: County Galway, Galway; University, Dublin.