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Alexander Hope Jameson

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Professor Alexander Hope Jameson (c1874-1952), Chair of Civil Engineering at King's College, University of London

1953 Obituary [1]

WE record with deep regret the death of Emeritus Professor Alexander Hope Jameson, M.Sc., which occurred suddenly at his home at Worthing, Sussex, on December 23rd.

Professor Jameson, who was seventy-eight, occupied the Chair of Civil Engineering at King's College, University of London, from 1912 until 1935.

He was born in London and was educated privately and at Owens College, Manchester, subsequently becoming - for a period of three years from 1894 to 1897 - Bishop Berkeley Fellow and Demonstrator in the Whitworth Engineering Laboratory.

Jameson then joined the drawing-office staff of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and between 1897 and 1901 served as assistant to the railway's resident engineers at Halifax and Wakefield. In the latter year, he was appointed engineering assistant to the Derwent Valley Water Board, and for some years following acted first as resident engineer for the Derwent Aqueduct and then on the Thirlmere Aqueduct during the installation of the third pipeline.

In 1912, Professor Jameson began his long and distinguished career as a teacher of engineering, being appointed to the Chair of Civil Engineering in the University of London, which was tenable at King's College. During the latter part of his time at King's College, Professor Jameson was also Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

On relinquishing that office and the Chair of Civil Engineering in 1935, the University of London conferred upon him the title of Emeritus Professor. Professor Jameson was elected an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1901 and a member in 1912. He was a Miller prizeman and James Forrest medallist of the Institution, and contributed many papers to its Proceedings dealing with the strength of materials and with the engineering problems associated with the construction of weirs, reservoirs and aqueducts. Professor Jameson was also the author of several standard textbooks on geometry, surveying and fluid mechanics.

1952 Obituary [2]

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