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James Sharp Tait

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James Sharp Tait (1912-1998), engineer and university administrator

1912 June 13th. Born at Ochiltree, Ayrshire

1935-46 Lecturer, Royal Technical College, Glasgow

1939 Married to Mary Linton (two sons, one daughter)

1946-47 Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Portsmouth Municipal College

1947-51 Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Northampton Polytechnic

1951-56 Principal, Woolwich Polytechnic

1956-66 Principal (Northampton College of Advanced Technology, London)

1966-74 Vice-Chancellor and Principal (City University, London)

1998 February 18th. Died Teddington, Middlesex

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