McHardy, William

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McHardy, William Gender: M
McHardy, William Duff
born on 26 May 1911 at 16:40 (= 4:40 PM )
Place Portsoy, Scotland, 57n41, 2w41
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°18' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°10 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°03'


Scottish educator and professor.

He graduated from the University of Aberdeen, MA 1932, BD 1935 and was awarded an honorary DD in 1958. After further study in Edinburgh and Oxford, he was appointed Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of London, 1948 - 1960, and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford, 1960 - 1978. He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1990.

He contracted polio in infancy which left him permanently disabled, but his family believed strongly in education, and by winning scholarships he supported his own way through four separate degrees at three universities.

He married, in 1941, Vera Kemp, she died in 1984. They had a daughter. He died on April 9, 2000 at age 88.


  • Work : New Career 1960 (Regius Professor at Oxford)
  • Work : Prize 1990 (Commander of the British Empire)

Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C. Exact birth village is Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Regius Professor)