John Kells Ingram (1823 - 1907):
Academic and economist
John Ingram was born in Temple Carne, near Pettigo, County Donegal, and was educated in Newry and Trinity College, Dublin, where he became a senior fellow. From 1852 to 1866 he was Professor of Oratory; from 1866 to 1877 Professor of Greek; from 1879 to 1887 Librarian and from 1898 to 1899 Vice-Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. He helped to found the Dublin Philosophical Society in 1842, and was published in the Nation in 1843, although he supproted the Union. He was instrumental in founding the Dublin Statistical Society in 1847 and served as its President from 1878 to 1880. He served as President of the Royal Irish Academy from 1892 to 1896. He founded and edited Hermathena, a series of papers produced by members of Trinity College. Among his major works are A History of Political Economy, which was translated into French and Japanese; Sonnets; A History of Slavery and Serfdom; Outlines of the History of Religion; Practical Morals and The Final Transition. He was the author of the poem 'Who Fears to Speak of '98?'
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