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King, Joshua

Born: 1798 AD
Died: 1857 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Administrator, Educators


1816 - Joshua King was a sizar at Queens' College.

1819 - He graduated as senior wrangler, winning the Smith's Prize.

1828 - He argued the position that the president of Queens' College did not have the authority to participate in the election of fellows of the college. He lost the appeal in a decision by Lord Lyndhurst.

1832 - King was president of Queens' College.

1833 - He was vice-chancellor of Cambridge during the academic.

         - He was the president of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

1839-1849 - Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University.

         - He was elected to the Lucasian professorship and resigned, giving no lectures and publishing no papers.


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