Loudon, W.J. (William James), 1860-1951

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Loudon, W.J. (William James), 1860-1951

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        1860-1961

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        William James Loudon (1860-1951) was a professor of physics and amateur photographer in Ontario.

        Loudon was educated at Toronto's Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto. In 1881 he was appointed a demonstrator in the department of physics at Toronto, and retired in 1930 as Professor Emeritus of Mechanics.

        Loudon was also the author of a number of publications, including "Fasti," "Standards of Length and Weight," "Lunar Tide on Lake Huron," amongst other writings. Loudon married Gertrude Richardson in 1882, and Elizabeth Lenahan in 1925, and was the father of one son and two daughters. In 1898 he co-founded the Madawska Club in Georgian Bay, Ontario with C.H.C. Wright. Mount Loudon in the Canadian Rockies was named after him in 1930 by the Canadian Geographical Board.

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