William Herrick Macaulay

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William Herrick Macaulay (November 16, 1853 – November 28, 1936) was a British mathematician, Fellow and Vice-Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and close friend of Karl Pearson. [1] He also corresponded with John Maynard Keynes [2]

He was born in Hodnet, Shropshire and died in Clent. George Campbell Macaulay was his brother. He is known for his work in engineering and proposed a mechanical technique for the structural analysis

He received a B.A. from Durham University (1874) and an M.A. from Cambridge (1877). He worked in a granite quarry company. [3]


  • "William Herrick Macaulay (FML874WH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • ‘MACAULAY, William Herrick’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 28 March 2013
  • The Times, Monday, Nov 30, 1936; pg. 14; Issue 47545; col D. Mr. W. H. Macaulay King's College, Cambridge