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Perry, Johnlocked

(1850–1920)
  • Graeme J. N. Gooday

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Perry, John (1850–1920), electrical engineer and mathematician, was born on 14 February 1850 at Garvagh, co. Londonderry, the second son of Samuel Perry and his Scottish-born wife. His early education was inauspicious. At the model school in Belfast (1860–64) his persistent failure at first to do any homework led to his being 'more caned than praised' (...

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