Robert Buchanan

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.


Robert Buchanan
Philosopher and Playwright

Born 16 February 1785.
Died 2 March 1873.
University Link: Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: LLD, 1869; MA, 1806;
Occupation categories: clergy; philosophers; playwrights
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P133154
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Record last updated: 23rd Jul 2009

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