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Ashby, Eric (1904 - 1992)

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Born: 24 August 1904  London, England.  Died: 22 October 1992.
Eric Ashby was Professor of Botany at the University of Sydney 1938-46. He was the first Director of the Scientific Liaison Bureau 1943, and Chief Scientific Liaison Officer, Medical Equipment Control Committee during World War II.

Career Highlights
Born at Leytonstone, Essex. 24 August 1904. Died 22 October 1992. Educated Royal College of Science (Imperial College) (BSc). Demonstrator, Imperial College, 1926-29; Commonwealth Fellowship, University of Chicage, 1929-31; Lecturer, Imperial College, 1931-35; Lecturer and Reader, University of Bristol, 1935-38; Professor of Botany, University of Sydney, 1938-46; Scientific Counsellor, Moscow, 1944-45; Professor of Botany, Manchester University, 1947-50; President and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University, Belfast, 1950-59; Master, Clare College, Cambridge, 1959-67 and Vice-Chancellor 1967-75.

Knight Bachelor 1956, Order of St John 1958, Life Peer as Baron Ashby of Brandon in Suffolk 1973. Secretary, Society for Experimental Biology, 1935-38, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1962-63, President and Chancellor, Queen's University, Belfast, 1973. Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania, 1968. Twenty-five honorary degrees from universities in four continents.


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Created: 20 October 1993
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