James Wilson was Provost of Govan.
Wilson was born near Edinburgh and spent fourteen years working in the West Indies for his firm, Taylor & Wilson.
In 1865 Wilson was elected a Police Commissioner in Govan, and he served as the Burgh's Provost 1872-1880. He was also a director of Glasgow Western Infirmary and of Abraham Hill's Trust.
Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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