THE Chairman of Arthur & Company, Ltd., is the eldest son
of the founder of that firm, the late James Arthur of Carlung and Barshaw. He
was born at Paisley in 1852, and educated at Glasgow University. In addition to
his connection with the great Queen Street business he is Chairman of the
Lochgelly Iron and Coal Company, Limited, and a Director of the Glasgow and
South-Western Railway and of Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company,
Limited. Among charitable enterprises he is Chairman of the Western Infirmary,
and, taking a strong interest in politics, is Chairman of the West of Scotland
Liberal Unionist Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society,
a member of the Royal Company of Archers (the King's Body-guard for Scotland),
and Past Provincial Grand Master of the Ayrshire Freemasons.
By his wife, Janet Stevenson Bennett, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Bennett MGrigor, LL.D., of Cairnoch, he has one son and one daughter. Hunting and shooting are his recreations. He is J P. and D.L. for Ayrshire and for the County of the City of Glasgow.
His son, James Cecil, born in 1883, was married in 1897 to Evelyn Elder, daughter of Henry March-Phillips, of Fairby, Tiverton, North Devon. His daughter, Elizabeth Muriel, was married in 1904 to Ian Archibald, only son of Major John Finlay, of Castle Toward, Argyllshire.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)