Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane

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Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane

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Dates of existence

[ca. 1890-1973]

History

John Hamilton Lane Johnstone was educated at Pictou Academy before before earning a B.Sc. (1912) and M.Sc. (1914) at Dalhousie University. He became a student instructor of mathematics in 1911 and received the University Medal in mathematics and physics in 1912. Johnstone went on to complete a Ph.D. at Yale in 1916, after which he joined the army and became captain of the Royal Canadian Engineers in France. He also fought with British forces in Salonika and was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. In 1919, Johnstone returned to Dalhousie to teach and was made a full professor in 1926. In 1925, he was sent by Dalhousie to Newfoundland to advise in the creation of Memorial College. During the second World War, Johnstone was seconded to the National Research Council for naval research, along with fellow Dalhousie professor G. H. Henderson. The two professors research magnetic mines that were used by the Germans and built an instrument to detect them. After the war, Johnstone returned to Dalhousie and became the head of the Physics Department. In 1949, he was appointed as the first Dean of Graduate Studies. Johnstone was involved in the construction of the Sir James Dunn Science Building and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation building. He passed away in the winter of 1972-73 at the age of 83 during a holiday in Mexico.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Graduate Studies. (1949-)

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associative

Type of relationship

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Graduate Studies. is the associate of Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane

Dates of the relationship

1949-1956

Description of relationship

J. H. L. Johnstone was the first Dean of Graduate Studies.

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Henderson, George Hugh (1892 - 1954)

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associative

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Henderson, George Hugh is the associate of Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane

Dates of the relationship

[ca. 1939-1945]

Description of relationship

J. H. L. Johnstone and G. H. Henderson were both seconded to the National Research Council for naval research during WWII.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. (1842-)

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associative

Type of relationship

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. is the associate of Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane

Dates of the relationship

1919-1949

Description of relationship

J. H. L. Johnstone began teaching physics in 1919, became a full professor of physics in 1926, and was the head of the physics department from the end of WWII until 1949.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Law (1883-)

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1898

Description of relationship

James Robinson Johnston earned his law degree from Dalhousie in 1898, becoming Dalhousie's first black graduate.

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition

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  • English

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Sources

Guptill, E.W. (1974). J.H.L. Johnstone. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 27(2), 102.

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Authority record written by Alice Albarda in September 2017.
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