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Sir Samuel Chisholm

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Sir Samuel Chisholm

Sir Samuel Chisholm (1836-1923), businessman and Lord Provost of Glasgow, 1899-1902.

A native of Dalkeith, Chisholm came to Glasgow in 1870 with his wholesale grocery business, Samuel Chisholm & Co. He had a successful business career, becoming chairman of the Royal Scottish Insurance Co and a director of the Scottish Temperance Life Assurance Co, Aird & Coghill and George Herbert.

Entering Glasgow Town Council in 1888, Chisholm was a bailie from 1892 to 1897, when he became senior magistrate. He was Convener of the City Improvement Trust from 1892 to 1902. From 1899 to 1902 he was Lord Provost and chairman of the Clyde Navigation Trust, and he was then created a baronet. He was chairman of the executive of the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1901.

Chisholm took a keen interest in religious, educational and social work. He was a member of the Carnegie Education Trust from 1899 to 1902, chairman of the Housing Commission, honorary president of the Glasgow Foundry Boys Religious Society, and chairman of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC f920.04 WHO

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

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