John A. McClelland
McClelland was the son of William McClelland of Dunallis, Coleraine and received his education at Queen's College, Galway. In 1895 he received a fellowship from the Royal University of Ireland and spent 1896-1900 at Cavendish Laboratory, while pursuing a research degree at Cambridge.
In 1900 he was appointed Professor of Experimental Physics at University College, Dublin. Among his other posts McClelland served as a Commissioner of National Education, a member of the Senate of the National University of Ireland and, in 1907, secretary to the Royal Irish Academy. During World War I he served as a member of the Inventions Committee and the Committee for Organisation in Industrial Research.
In 1901 married Ina Esdale. They had five children.
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