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Prof. H. M. Macdonald, O.B.E., F.R.S


HECTOR MUNRO MACDONALD was born in 1865 at Fearn, Ross-shire, and educated at Tain Academy, Aberdeen Grammar School and the University of Aberdeen, proceeding in 1886 to Clare College, Cambridge, and taking the Mathematical Tripos in 1889. The list of Wranglers was one of considerable distinction: Sir Gilbert Walker was senior, Sir Frank Dyson second, Macdonald fourth and A. S. Ramsey (president of Magdalene) sixth. He was soon elected to a fellowship at Clare, and in 1891 was Smith's Prizeman.

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