Graduates 2013/1913: Notable MA graduates

Today is the last of the graduations from Gilmorehill this summer and we end with MA students from the School of Humanities who graduate at 11 o’clock. Congratulations to all graduates!

For the last of the graduation blog-posts we are featuring two notable MA graduates from 1913: Francis Campbell Ross Douglas and Rachel Paul Reid.

Francis Campbell Ross Douglas , born in Manitoba, Canada, first enrolled at the University in 1907 and studied subjects such as Mathematics, Latin, Political Economy and Natural Philosophy.graduation 006

After graduation he became a solicitor and journalist before moving to London where he served as Mayor of Battersea North in 1940. After a time in the House of Commons Douglas became the Governor of Malta from 1946-1949.

He was awarded the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 1947 and also received a peerage as 1st Baron Douglas of Barloch of Maxfield in Sussex in 1950. The last role in his flourishing political career was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords which he served as from 1962 until his death in 1980.

Rachel Paul Reid first enrolled at the University in 1909 aged 19 and attended classes such as Mathematics, Logic, French and German. She was a very promising student and won several prizes including 3rd equal in French Language and Literature and a first class certificate in German.

The matriculation slip of Rachel Paul Reid

The matriculation slip of Rachel Paul Reid

Rachel was born in Falkenberg, Sweden and after graduation she remained in Glasgow, Bearsden, as a teacher.

Congratulations to all the University’s graduates this season and we wish you all the best for the future.

Don’t forget to check out the 1913 graduates on the University Story website and if you would like to find out about any graduates from 1913 please e-mail enquiries@archives.gla.ac.uk.



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