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McClintock, Emorylocked

(19 September 1840–10 July 1916)
  • Joseph D. Zund


McClintock, Emory (19 September 1840–10 July 1916), actuary and mathematician, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of the Reverend John M’Clintock, a clergyman and professor of mathematics and classics at Dickinson College, and Caroline Augusta Wakeman. The young McClintock went to school for the first time at age thirteen; he then attended Dickinson College (1854–1856) and Yale (1856–1857) before transferring to Columbia. He received his A.B. in 1859 and his A.M. in 1862, from Columbia, and he taught mathematics there as a tutor during the 1859–1860 academic year. Becoming interested in chemistry, he studied it in Paris in 1860 and in Göttingen in 1861. In 1862 he returned to the United States intending to volunteer for military service in the Civil War, but illness prevented his entry into the Union army. He served as U.S. Consular Agent in Bradford, England, from 1863 to 1866, after which he worked in a private banking firm in Paris until 1867. Returning to the United States, McClintock worked as an actuary for the Asbury Life Insurance Company of New York (1867–1871) and the Northwest Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1871–1889), before joining the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. There he was a vice president and trustee from 1906 to 1911, and upon retiring he remained a consulting actuary from 1911 until 1916....

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