THE Member of Parliament for the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen was born in Glasgow, 18th October, 1846, and is a son of the Rev. James Craik, D.D., who was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1863.
    He received his education at Glasgow High School and Glasgow University, before passing to Balliol College, Oxford. There he took honours in Classics and History, and at the age of twenty-four was appointed an Examiner in the Education Department, being transferred afterwards to the Scottish Education Department, which was established in 1872, and re-organised some years later. In 1878 he became senior examiner, and seven years later was appointed Secretary, In this position he controlled and moulded the educational methods and machinery of Scotland for nineteen years. Meanwhile he was created C.B. in 1887, and K.C.B. ten years later, and was made LL.D. by the Universities of Glasgow and St. Andrews. Among the works that have come from his pen are a life of Dean Swift, and selections from his works, as well as volumes entitled "The State and Education," "English Prose Selections," and "A Century of Scottish History."
    Sir Henry retired from the Secretaryship of the Scottish Education Department in 1904, and two years later was chosen to succeed Mr. J. A. Campbell of Stracathro as M.P. for the two Universities.

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