Biography of Robert Buchanan
Robert Buchanan (1786-1873) was Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, 1827 to 1864 and was popularly known to his students as "Logic Bob". He was awarded an LLD in 1869. The Buchanan Prizes are named for him, and he left £10,000 to found the Buchanan Bursaries.
Born in Callander, Buchanan was educated at the University and graduated MA in 1806. He became a Church of Scotland minister in 1812 but returned to the University in 1824 as assistant to George Jardine, the Professor of Logic and Rhetoric. He was appointed to the chair after Jardine's death three years later.