The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Mackinder, Halford John

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MACKINDER, mạ-kĭn'dėr, Halford John, English author and educator: b. Gainsborough, 15 Feb. 1861. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford; in 1883 was president of the Oxford Union; Burdett-Coutts University scholar 1884; barrister, Inner Temple 1886; reader in geography, Oxford University 1887-1905; and from 1903-08 director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was leader of the Mount Kenya Expedition 1899; and has been member (Unionist) for the Camlachie division of Glasgow since 1910. He has written ‘Britain and the British Seas’ (1902); ‘The Rhine’ (1908); ‘Elementary Studies in Geography’ (12th ed., 1914); ‘Eight Lectures on India’ (1910), etc.