Person NameBonar; James (1852-1941); economist, civil servant
Epitheteconomist, civil servant
ActivityJames Bonar (1852-1941), economist and civil servant, was born in Collace, Perthshire, the son of Rev Dr Andrew A Bonar and Isabella Dickson. Bonar was educated at Glasgow Academy and the Universities of Glasgow, Leipzig, Tubingen and Balliol College, Oxford. Bonar was a lecturer in East London, 1877-1880; a Junior Examiner in H M Civil Service Commission, 1881 and Senior Examiner, 1895. He became Deputy Master of the Canadian Mint, 1907-1919. Bonar married Mary Mewburn Miller (d 1908) and they had a son and two daughters. He was awarded an LL D from the University of Glasgow, 1886 and created a Fellow of the British Academy, 1930. He was Vice President of the Royal Statistical Society, 1920 and of the Royal Economic Society, 1930. Bonar's publications include: 'Parson Malthus' (18810; 'Philosophy and Political Economy' (1893); 'Catalogue of Adam Smith's Library' (1894); 'Theories of Population from Raleigh to Arthur Young' (1931).
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