Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
He valued the Equitable in 1775 , the first office to be valued, and the Equitable in 1800 was the first office ever to add a bonus on payment made on a policy. In addition to his work with the Equitable he advised the Scottish Widows office when it was set up. It is likely that he was the first to produce X-rays when he passed electricity through an almost airless tube.
His son Arthur was an actuary at the Equitable from 1830 to 1870 and was an F.R.S. Another son, William , who d. young was an assistant actuary briefly and a grandson, William , was an assistant actuary from 1870 to 1892 .
Dr Llewelyn Gwyn Chambers, Bangor
Published date: 1959