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Nicknames/Other names: Manus - because of the way he sounded to students pronouncing 'minus' in his Scottish accent

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science - University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Doctor of Civil Laws (1855) - University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Years Employed: 1840 - 1885

Faculty:

Department:

Position(s) held:

  • Professor of Mathematics & Natural Philosophy (1840 - 1861)
  • Professor of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, & Astronomy (1861 - 
  • President (1861 - 1885)

Activities/Contributions: In 1947, Jack spearheaded the initiative to procure a telescope in 1847 and to erect an observatory in 1851.

Notes:

Sources:

  • MacNutt, W. Stewart. "The University in the Twentieth Century." The University of New Brunswick Memorial Volume. Ed. Alfred G. Bailey. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, 1950, pp. 26 - 40.


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