Thomas Postlethwaite

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Thomas Postlethwaite
Born 1731
Lancashire, England
Died 4 May 1798(1798-05-04) (aged 67)
Bath, Somerset, England
Residence England
Nationality English
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Academic advisors Stephen Whisson
Notable students John Cranke
Thomas Jones

Thomas Postlethwaite (1731 – 4 May 1798) was an English clergyman and Cambridge fellow, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1789 to 1798.

Thomas Postlethwaite was the son of Richard Postlethwaite of Crooklands, near Milnthorpe, Westmorland. He went to school in St Bees before entering Trinity College, Cambridge as a sizar in 1749. Graduating BA in 1753, he became a fellow of Trinity in 1755.[1] He was Barnaby lecturer in Mathematics in 1758. Ordained in 1756, he was from 1774 until his death Rector of Hamerton. He was appointed Master of Trinity in 1789, and in 1791 served as university Vice-Chancellor.[1] He died at Bath on 4 May 1798 and is buried in Bath Abbey church.

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  1. ^ a b "Postlethwaite, Thomas (PSTT749T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John Hinchcliffe
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
1789–1798
Succeeded by
William Lort Mansel