Glasgow Academy alumni

Posted Oct 27, 2009
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  1. John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

    John Reith, 1st Baron Reith


    John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC (20 July 1889 – 16 June 1971) was a British broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. In 1922 he was employed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company Ltd.) as its general manager; in 1923 he became its managing director and in 1927 he was employed as the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation created under a Royal Charter. His concept of broadcasting as a way of educating the masses marked for a long time the BBC and similar organisations around the world.

  2. William Sharp

    William Sharp


    William Sharp (1729 – 17 March 1810) was an English physician reported to have acted as surgeon to King George III. With his brother Granville Sharp, he was an active supporter of the early campaign against slavery in Britain.

  3. Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart

    Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart


    Robert Adam Ross "Bob" Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, PC (born 26 June 1936, Glasgow) is a British Liberal Democrat life peer. He was the last leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), serving during the negotiations that led to its merger with the Liberal Party in 1988. He then became joint interim leader of the new party, known as the Social and Liberal Democrats (SLD) before later becoming the Liberal Democrats.

  4. Donald Dewar

    Donald Dewar


    Donald Campbell Dewar (21 August 1937 – 11 October 2000) was a Scottish politician, the inaugural First Minister of Scotland and an advocate of Scottish devolution.

  5. John Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard

    John Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard


    John Olav Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard GCMG (born 22 February 1942), is a former diplomat, now Deputy Chairman of Scottish Power and an independent (cross-bench) member of the House of Lords.

  6. Walter Elliot

    Walter Elliot


    Walter Elliot (17 February 1910 – 8 September 1988) was a British Conservative Party politician.

  7. Charles Laing Warr

    Charles Laing Warr


    Charles Laing Warr GCVO was a Church of Scotland minister and author in the 20th century.

  8. David Omand

    David Omand


    Sir David Bruce Omand GCB (born 15 April 1947) is a former senior British civil servant. He serves as a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

  9. Johnnie Beattie

    Johnnie Beattie


    John William "Johnnie" Beattie (born 21 November 1985 in Glasgow) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Castres at the number 8 position.

  10. David Robertson (golfer)

    David Robertson (golfer)


    David Donaldson Robertson (21 March 1869 – 13 September 1937) was a Scottish sportsman who represented Great Britain and Ireland at golf in the 1900 Summer Olympics, and also played international rugby for the Scotland.

  11. John Arthur

    John Arthur


    John William Arthur OBE (born Glasgow, 1881, died Edinburgh, 1952) was a medical missionary and Church of Scotland minister who served in British East Africa (Kenya) from 1907 to 1937. He was known simply as "Doctor Arthur" to generations of Africans.

  12. Michael Hirst (politician)

    Michael Hirst (politician)


    Sir Michael William Hirst (born 2 January 1946) is a former Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party politician, chartered accountant and public relations consultant, company director and president of the International Diabetes Federation.

  13. Thomas Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde

    Thomas Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde


    Thomas Dunlop Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde PC (20 March 1891 – 12 July 1985) was a Scottish Unionist Party politician.

  14. William Wilson Hunter

    William Wilson Hunter


    Sir William Wilson Hunter KCSI CIE (15 July 1840 – 6 February 1900) was a Scottish historian, statistician, a compiler and a member of the Indian Civil Service.

  15. Hugh Osborne Douglas

    Hugh Osborne Douglas


    The Very Rev Hugh Osborne Douglas KCVO, CBE, DD, TD, LLD was an eminent Church of Scotland minister in the 20th century.

  16. Marshall Buchanan Lang

    Marshall Buchanan Lang


    The Very Rev Marshall Buchanan Lang DD, MA, TD was an eminent Church of Scotland minister and author.

  17. Alexander Robertson MacEwen

    Alexander Robertson MacEwen


    Alexander R. MacEwen (1851–1916) was Scottish writer, minister, professor and Moderator of the United Free Church of Scotland. He was born on 14 May 1856 at Edinburgh and was the son of Rev. Alexander MacEwen D.D., and Elisa Robertson. His childhood was spent in Helensburgh (1851–56) and he was then educated at Glasgow Academy (1856–66). He graduated M.A. at University of Glasgow in 1870, and was subsequently awarded B.D. (1879), and D.D. (1892). He attended Balliol College, Oxford (1870–74) and graduated M.A. in 1874. He spent a summer semester at University of Göttingen in 1877 and attended U.P. College, Edinburgh (1877–80). On 29 January 1885, he married Margaret Jane Begg of Moffat, and they had two sons. He travelled widely and visited Greece in 1883 and journeyed through Sinai and Palestine in 1892, writing many letters home about his experiences.

  18. George Baker (judge)

    George Baker (judge)


    Sir George Gillespie Baker, OBE, QC, PC (25 April 1910 – 13 June 1984) was President of the Family Division (formerly of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division) of the High Court of Justice from 1971-1979 and a Judge in the Division from 1961-1979. He also served as Assistant Adjutant General on the British War Crimes Executive at the Nuremberg Trials from 1945-1946.

  19. Herbert Waddell

    Herbert Waddell

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    Herbert Waddell (19 September 1902 – 5 January 1988) was a Scottish rugby union fly-half who played club rugby for Glasgow Academicals and international rugby for Scotland and the British Isles. Waddell was heavily involved with the invitational tourist team, the Barbarians, not only playing for the club, but also became the fifth president of the club in 1973

  20. Alec Spalding

    Alec Spalding


    Alec J. Spalding MBE (9 August 1923 – 2 October 2007) was a prominent figure in the UK Scout Association, serving in the 24th Glasgow (Bearsden) Scout Group for over fifty years. In recognition of his service to Scouting, he received the Silver Wolf and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. He died of cancer at age 84.

  21. Ninian Smart

    Ninian Smart

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    Roderick Ninian Smart (6 May 1927 – 9 January 2001) was a Scottish writer and university educator. He was a pioneer in the field of secular religious studies. In 1967 he established the first department of religious studies in the United Kingdom at the new University of Lancaster where he was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor, having already chaired one of the largest and most prestigious departments of theology in Britain at the University of Birmingham. In 1976, he became the first J.F. Rowny Professor in the Comparative Study of Religions at University of California, Santa Barbara. Smart presented the Gifford Lectures in 1979–80. In 1996, he was named the Academic Senate's Research Professor, the highest professorial rank at UC Santa Barbara. In 2000, he was elected President of the American Academy of Religion, while simultaneously retaining his status as President of the Inter Religious Federation for World Peace. Smart held both titles at the time of his death.

  22. Albert Russell (politician)

    Albert Russell (politician)


    Albert Russell, KC (1884 – 12 May 1975) was a Scottish Unionist Party politician and advocate.

  23. William Paton Ker

    William Paton Ker


    William Paton Ker (usually referred to as W. P. Ker; 30 August 1855 – 17 July 1923) was a Scottish literary scholar and essayist.

  24. Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander

    Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander

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    Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander (15 January 1903 – 6 November 1966) was the grandson of Hugh Fraser I, and the father of Sir Hugh Fraser, 2nd Baronet. He inherited his father's shop and built it into the large retail chain now known as House of Fraser.

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