McCormick, William

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McCormick, William Gender: M
William Symington McCormick
born on 29 April 1859 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Dumfries, Scotland, 55n04, 3w37
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
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Scottish scholar and educational administrator.

After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1880, he worked for a short time as assistant lecturer in mathematics before studying literature abroad. On his return to Scotland, he worked as assistant lecturer in English literature. In 1890, McCormick was appointed as Professor of English Language and Literature by the then University College, Dundee, alongside a lectureship at the University of St Andrews. When the women only Queen Margaret College amalgamated with the University of Glasgow in 1892–93, McCormick became the head of department and lecturer on English language and literature there.

McCormick career turned towards academic administration starting in 1900 when he was asked by the General Medical Council to prepare a report on preliminary examination for medical students. The following year, he was appointed as the first secretary of the Carnegie Trust. From 1906 until his death, McCormick held a number of government committee positions related to state university funding. Alongside his many other positions, he served as chairman of the Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from 1915.

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  • Work : Prize 1 March 1929 (GBE (higher level of knighthood))
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of English Language and Literature)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted