William Rutherford

Biography of William Rutherford

William Rutherford was given an honorary LLD degree in 1848 for his services as Secretary to the Royal Astronomical Society, London.

William was a mathematician and proved a skilful teacher in the number of teaching posts he assumed throughout his career.

He was a member of the council of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1844 to 1847, and honorary secretary in 1845 and 1846. He was said to have been well versed in both practical and theoretical astronomy and published many mathematical papers.

Some of Rutherford's works can be found by searching the University of Glasgow Library page.


William Rutherford
Born 1798.
Died 16 September 1871.
University Link: Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: LLD, 1848;
Occupation categories: mathematician
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Record last updated: 5th Feb 2013

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