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Biographical entry Priestley, Henry James (1883 - 1932)

Born
10 April 1883
Crouch Hill, England
Died
26 February 1932
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Henry James Priestley was Professor, first of mathematics and physics, and later of mathematics, University of Queensland 1910-32. He played an active role in the academic life of the university, with service on the senate, as dean of the faculty of science, as president of the board of faculties (later professorial board) and as a member of many standing committees of senate and board. He was also a Founder and long-term president of the Queensland branch of the Mathematical Association of Great Britain.

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1905
Education - 5th wrangler at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK
1906 - 1907
Career position - Experimental physics Researcher at the University of Cambridge
1907 - 1910
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics at he University of Manchester, UK
1911 - 1919
Career position - Professor of Mathematics and Physics, and Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland
1919 - 1932
Career position - Professor of Mathematics at the University of Queensland
1921
Career position - President of Section A of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1923
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Queensland

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McCarthy, G.J.