Person NameBuchanan; Robert (1785-1873); professor of logic
Epithetprofessor of logic
ActivityRobert Buchanan (1785-1873), professor of logic, was born in Callander and studied divinity at Glasgow University, graduating in 1812. He was licensed as a Church of Scotland minister by the Presbytery of Haddington and his first parish was at Peebles. Buchanan became first the assistant, 1824, and then, 1827-1864, the Professor of the Chair of Logic at Glasgow University, afterwards retiring to Dunoon. The Buchanan prizes were instituted in 1866, and he bequeathed funds to establish the Buchanan bursaries. His publications include, ‘Fragments of the Table Round’ (1860); ‘Vow of Glentreuil, and other Poems’ (1862); ‘Wallace, a Tragedy’ (1856); and ‘Tragic Dramas from Scottish History’ (1868).
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