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Biographical entry Irving, Martin Howy (1831 - 1912)

Born
21 February 1831
London, England
Died
23 January 1912
Albury, Surrey, England
Occupation
Educator and Classicist

Summary

Martin Howy Irving was professor of Greek and Latin Classics with Ancient History (later renamed Classical and Comparative Philology and Logic) at the University of Melbourne from 1855 to 1871, then headmaster at Wesley College. Later he bought and ran Hawthorn Grammar School. While Irving was in charge, student numbers rose dramatically at three education institutes and new subject areas were introduced. In 1872, he was offered to head the Victorian Department of Education and in 1887 became vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Martin Irving was also on eof the foundation commissioners of the Public Service Board of Victoria (1884-1893).

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1853
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed in London
1854 - 1856
Career position - Classics Master at the City of London School
1856
Career position - Master of Arts (MA) completed in London
1856 - 1871
Career position - Professor of Greek and Latin Classics with Ancient History at the University of Melbourne
1862 -
Career position - Serviceman in the Volunteer Rifles
1871 - c. 1875
Career position - Non-Resident Headmaster in charge of secular studies at Wesley College in Melbourne
1875 - 1884
Career position - Purchased and operated Hawthorn Grammar School
1875 - 1900
Career position - Councillor of the University of Melbourne
1878 - 1884
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Mutual Provident Society - Victorian Board
1884 - 1890
Career position - Lieut-Colonel and Head of First Battalion Victorian Militia
1884 - 1893
Career position - Foundation Commissioner of the Public Service Board of Victoria
May 1887 - May 1889
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
1900
Life event - Returned to England

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.