From: "Canadian Men &
Women of the Time 1912"
Ed. Henry James Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond St. W., 1912
Murray, John Clark, educationist
Son of the late Provost Murray of Paisley, Scotland and Elizabeth Clark. Born Paisley, March 19, 1836. Educated University of Glasgow (LL.D.), Edinburgh Heidelberg and Gottingen. He married in 1865, Margaret Polson (founder of the society called "Daughters of the British Empire" January, 1900; see Canada First, March, 1906), daughter of William Polson, manufacturer, Paisley, Scotland.
He came to Canada in 1862, on his appointment as professor of mental and moral philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston; remained, in this position till 1892, when he took the same chair in McGill University. He became professor emeritus, 1903 and is the author of numerous contributions to the periodicals. He contributed a paper: " Can Canada be coerced into the Union?" to Open Court, in 1895. Author: " Outline of Sir Wm. Hamilton's Philosophy," a text-book (1870) ; "The Ballads and Songs of Scotland, in view of Their Influence on the Character of the People" (1874) ; "Memoir of David Murray, late Provost of Paisley" (1881) ; "A Hand-book of Psychology" (1885) ; "Solomon Maimon," a translation (1888) ; "An Introduction to Ethics" (1891) ; "He that Received the Five Talents" (1904); "An Introduction to Psychology" (1904) and "A Handbook of Christian Ethics" (1908).
" No more perfect example
could be found of high intellectual powers joined to complete academic
training" - Montreal Herald.
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