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Sir Andrew Orr

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Sir Andrew Orr

Sir Andrew Orr (1801-1872) was a wholesale stationer and Lord Provost.

The son of a wholesale stationer who founded Francis Orr & Sons, Andrew inherited the family business. He was a councillor from 1842-1860, Lord Provost 1854-1857 and was knighted in 1858. Orr was a member of the Clyde Navigation Trust and served as its chairman 1854-1857. He was a prominent supporter of the Loch Katrine Waterworks scheme in 1852, and Chairman of the Glasgow & South Western Railway Co 1849-1871.

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
councillors, Francis Orr & Sons, Lord Provosts, wholesale stationers



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