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Biographical entry Nanson, Edward John (1850 - 1936)

13 December 1850
Penrith, Cumberland, England
1 July 1936
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia


Edward John Nanson was Professor of Mathematics, University of Melbourne 1875- 1922 and published widely on electoral reform and proportional and preferential voting.

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Edward John Nanson - Records, 1857 - 1900; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Fendley, G. C., 'Nanson, Edward John (1850-1936), University Professsor [mathematics and electoral reformer]', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, p. 663. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.