Donald McIntosh (mathematician)

Donald Cameron McIntosh

Born(1868-01-13)13 January 1868
Died1 July 1957(1957-07-01) (aged 89)
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen
Scientific career
InstitutionsEdinburgh Ladies' College

Donald Cameron McIntosh FRSE (13 January 1868 – 1 July 1957) was a Scottish educator and mathematician.


McIntosh was born at Tomintoul, Banffshire, Scotland on 13 January 1868. He was educated at Tomintoul Parish School and Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at the University of Aberdeen graduating with a MA in 1890, a BSc in marine zoology 1906 and a DSc in 1912 with a thesis entitled Studies on Echinodermata and on Variation.

From 1890-1899 he was a teacher at George Watson's College, in Edinburgh, and Head of Mathematics at Edinburgh Ladies' College from 1899-1918. From 1918-1933 he was Director of Education in Moray and Nairn.

He was a member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh.

He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1903. His proposers were John Sturgeon Mackay, Sir Francis Grant Ogilvie, Sir John Murray and Alexander Morgan.


  1. ^ a b c d Former Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783 – 2002 (part 2). Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. 2006. p. 586. ISBN 0-902198-84-X.
  2. ^ a b "Donald McIntosh (1868 - 1957)". Retrieved 29 December 2019.

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