Richard Cockburn Maclaurin
1870 – 1920
Who was Richard Cockburn Maclaurin?
During his tenure as president of MIT, the Institute moved across the Charles River from Boston to its present campus in Cambridge. In Maclaurin's honor, the buildings that surround Killian Court on the oldest part of the campus are sometimes called the Maclaurin Buildings.
Earlier, he was a foundation professor of the then Victoria College of the University of New Zealand from 1899 to 1907. A collection of lecture theartres at the Kelburn campus of that university were named after him. He was also a professor at Columbia University from 1907 to 1908.
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