Sinclair, Sir John

Sinclair, Sir John, 1754–1835, Scottish agricultural economist and statistician. He compiled A Statistical Account of Scotland (21 vol., 1791–99), giving information on farming and other industries, notes on natural history, and statistics on population. A member of Parliament (1780–1811), Sinclair also served as the first president of the newly established board of agriculture.

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