Studied at High School, San Francisco, and Dublin. Trinity College Dublin. Scholar, large gold medal in mathematics.
Gold medal in mental science (Master of Arts).
On obtaining Mathematical scholarship in Trinity College, Dublin in 1878, question of nationality raised. Settled by a Visitation that having been born before father was naturalised in America, British nationality not affected.
Thus a unique case of double nationality, that of Great Britain by Court, that of America by birth in Chicago.
President Dublin University Philosophical Society, 1881. Assistant Commissioner of Intermediate Education, Ireland, 1901. Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Dublin since June 1898.
Clubs: University, Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Ulster, Belfast.