McConnel, James Cannan, 1860-1890 (laboratory assistant)
- Existence: 1860 - 1890
James Cannan McConnel (1860-1890) was born on 26 Oct. 1860, the son of William McConnel. He was educated at Repton school, before entering Clare College, Cambridge in 1876 (B.A., 1883; M.A., 1886), where he became a fellow in 1888. He was Assistant Demonstrator in Experimental Physics at the university, 1884-1885. Thereafter he joined the family business in Manchester, before poor health led him to settle in Switzerland. During his time in Switzerland he carried out observations on the properties of ice. He died there on 4 June 1890.