Elected: 1953
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Andrew Ronald Mitchell FRSE
Andrew Ronald Mitchell was born in Dundee on 21 June 1921, and died in Dundee on 22 November 2007. Ron, as he was known to almost everyone, was an only child; his father was a blacksmith.

Ron went to Morgan Academy in Dundee, and in 1938 he won a scholarship through the school to do a mathematics degree in University College, Dundee (then a college of St Andrews University), where E. T. Copson was Professor of Mathematics. He graduated with First Class Honours in 1942, and was called up and sent to the wartime Ministry of Aircraft Production in London, where he remained until after the end of the war. Ron had shown great promise as a footballer at school, and while in Dundee had played for Dundee North End Junior Football Club; he continued to play during the war, turning out a few times for Chelsea.

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