John Carnegie Eaton was born c1915. He was appointed as a lecturer in Mathematics at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland, before becoming senior lecturer. He retired from his post as senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Physics in 1972. As well as his interest in Mathematics, he was also interested in the history of the Royal Technical College and was involved in the campaign for a new University of East Stirlingshire and another campaign to allow the University of Strathclyde to benefit from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust . The John C Eaton Reading Room was dedicated to his memory following his death in 1972.
From the guide to the Papers of John Carnegie Eaton, senior lecturer in Mathematics at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland, 1915-1972, 1913-1972, (Strathclyde University Archives)