Macneill, Murray

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Macneill, Murray

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Murray Macneill was born in Maitland, New Brunswick and brought up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and St. John, New Brunswick. He attended Pictou Academy before coming to Dalhousie University in 1892 at the age of fifteen. Macneill graduated in 1896 (the same year as James Robinson Johnston, Dalhousie's first Black graduate) and won the Sir William Young medal in mathematics. Macneill went on to do graduate work at Cornell, Harvard, and Paris. In 1907, Macneill returned to Dalhousie after being hired as a mathematics professor. In 1908, he was appointed Arts and Science registrar and in 1920 he was appointed university registrar. After a long feud with President Stanley over admission standards, Macneill was dismissed as registrar in 1936 but he continued as a professor until 1942. Macneill was an avid curler and was a member of the Halifax Curling Club and president of the Canadian Curling Association. He was the first Brier champion in 1927 and also competed in 1930, 1932, and 1936. He died in 1951 of pancreatic cancer.


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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. (1842-)

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. is the associate of Macneill, Murray

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Murray Macneill was a mathematics professor at Dalhousie who later became Arts and Science registrar, and in 1920, university registrar

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Montgomery, Lucy Maud (1874-1942)

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Montgomery, Lucy Maud is the cousin of Macneill, Murray

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



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Authority record written by Alice Albarda in July 2017.
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