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James Johnston Shaw (1845–1910)

Photo credit: Queen's University Belfast

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James Shaw was born in County Down and educated at Queen's College, Belfast. From 1869 to 1878 he was Professor of Metaphysics at Magee College, Derry, and in 1878 was called to the Bar. He served as Whately Professor in Trinity College, Dublin, from 1876 to 1891 and, in 1891, became Commissioner of Education and a county court judge in County Kerry, transferring to County Antrim in 1909. He framed the statutes of Queen's University, Belfast, and became pro-chancellor.

Queen's University Belfast


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    84 x 74 cm

  • Accession number

    QUB 207

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1911


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