Boole, George (1815-1864), English mathematician and logician, born at Lincoln, spent his life in scholastic pursuits. He was appointed Professor of Mathematics in Queen's College, Cork, in 1849. Besides many writings on various subjects connected with mathematics, he composed two systematic treatises, one on Differential Equations, and a sequel to it, on The Calculus of Finite Differences, which have become standard works. His Laws of Thought show logical power, but the attempt to represent logical processes by the symbolic treatment of mathematics is hardly likely to find favour except with mathematicians. Boole was well-read and interested in literature generally, and his private character endeared him to his friends.