Richard Valentine Williams
George James Allman (1812 - 1898):
George Allman was born in Cork and was educated at Belfast Academical Institution and Trinity College, Dublin. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and in 1844 became Professor of Botany at Trinity College, Dublin. Ten years later he became a Fellow of the Royal Society and from 1855 to 1870 held the Chair of Natural History at Edinburgh University. While at Edinburgh he gained the degree of Doctor of Laws. The Royal Society bestowed on him the Royal Medal in 1873, and in 1878 the Royal Irish Academy presented to him the Cunningham Medal. From 1874 to 1883 he was President of the Linnean Society, and in 1896 was presented with its Gold Medal. In 1879 he was President of the British Association and became a Royal Commissioner on Fisheries. He published many monographs on natural history.
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