Janet Napier Phemister

Biography of Janet Napier Phemister

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Janet Napier Phemister graduated with an MA in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in 1917.

Janet Napier Phemister was born on the 11th of June 1895 in Glasgow, and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Phemister. She followed in the footsteps of her two older brothers John and James, and matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1913. She took classes in French, German, Natural Philosophy, and Maths, and graduated on the 17th of November with a Second Class MA(Hons) in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. 

Janet’s spent her initial post-graduation years living at her family home, training and working as a teacher. However by the mid-1920s, Janet had left the family home and was living in Fremantle, Australia. This overseas adventure turned out to be a very successful move, and by 1928 Janet was the Principal of the Presbyterian Ladies’ College of Western Australia.

In the 1950s, Janet returned to Scotland. She moved to Clynder and married Hugh Dawson.


Janet Napier Phemister
Born 11 June 1895, Scotland.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1917; Arts,
Additional Information: R3/1/2
Record last updated: 26th Jun 2017

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