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|STRUTT, The Hon.|
JOHN WILLIAM. Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Jan. 15, 1861. [Eldest] s. of John James [2nd] Baron Rayleigh (and Clara Elizabeth La Touche, eldest dau. of Capt.
Richard Vicars, R.E.). B. [Nov. 12], 1842, at Langford, Essex . Schools, Eton and Harrow (for short periods due to ill-health) and Highstead, Torquay, Devon (private). Matric. Michs. 1861; B.A.
( Senior Wrangler and 1st Smith's prize) 1865; M.A. 1868; Hon. Sc.D., 1888.
Hon. Fellow, 1881.
Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, 1879-84.
Hon. D.C.L., Oxford, 1883; Hon. Sc.D., Leeds, 1888.
Chancellor of the University, 1908-19.
Succeeded as 3rd Baron Rayleigh, 1873.
Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution, 1887-1905.
F.R.S., 1873; Secretary, 1904; President, 1905.
Nobel prize, 1904.
Privy Councillor, 1905.
Lord Lieut. of Essex , 1892-1901.
Knight of the Prussian Order of Merit, 1904.
Married, July 19, 1871, Evelyn Georgiana Mary, 2nd dau. of James Maitland Balfour, of Whittingehame, East Lothian , and sister of Arthur Balfour.
Author, Treatise on the Theory of Sound, etc.
Died June 30, 1919, at Terling Place, Essex . Brother of Charles H. (1867) and Edward G. (1872); father of the next.
( Harrow Sch. Reg. ; Burke, P. and B.; Who was Who; D.N.B. )
|Hon. John William STRUTT |
Approx. lifespan: 18421919
pens. Trinity College adm1861:01:15
Eldest s. of John James STRUTT [2nd] Baron Rayleigh (and Clara Elizabeth La Touche VICARS eldest dau. of Captain Richard VICARS, R.E.)
b. Langford, Essex 1842:[11:12]
schools Sch: Eton
and Harrow, [ Middlesex ] (for short periods due to ill-health) and Highstead Torquay, Devon (private)
BA Senior Wrangler and 1st Smith's prize 1865
Hon. ScD 1888
Hon. Fellow 1881
Cavendish Professor of: Experimental Physics 1879-84
Hon. DCL OX 1883
Hon. ScD Leeds, [ West Riding of Yorkshire ] 1888
Chancellor of: : University 1908-19
Succeeded as 3rd Baron Rayleigh 1873
Professor of: Natural Philosophy at the Sch: Royal Institution [ London ] 1887-1905
Nobel Prize 1904
Privy Councillor: 1905
Lord Lieutenant of: Essex 1892-1901
Knight of the Prussian Order of Merit 1904
m. 1871:07:19 Evelyn Georgiana Mary BALFOUR 2nd dau. of James Maitland BALFOUR of Whittingehame, East Lothian and sister of Arthur Balfour.
Publ.: Treatise on the Theory of Sound etc.
d. Terling Place, Terling, Essex 1919:06:30
brother of Charles H. STRUTT (1867)
brother of Edward G. STRUTT (1872)
father of Hon. Robert John STRUTT (1894)
( Harrow School Reg. ; Burke, P. and B.; Who was Who; D.N.B. )
[add:]Some family papers in Exeter R.O. [ Devon ] [:add]
[add:]Portrait, by von Herkomer, in Examination Schools[:add]
[add:](D.M. Owen: NRA Int.; Goodison: CP : 102)[:add]