ELDEST son of the late Robert Hedderwick, publisher and Queen's printer in
Glasgow, and one of the founders in 1842 of the Glasgow Citizen newspaper, Mr.
Hedderwick was born 4th Nov., 1845, and was educated at Glasgow High School,
Anderson's College, and Glasgow University. As a stockbroker, partner of the
firm of Holms-Kerr & Hedderwick, he has been a member of Glasgow Stock Exchange
since 1870, and was from 1894 to 1896 Chairman of that institution, and
President of the Council of Associated Stock Exchanges. Among his other public
offices he is a Director and has been President of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce,
and he has been a patron of Hutchesons' Hospital, a Director of the Royal
Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, the Glasgow and West of Scotland
Corporation for Trained Nurses, the City of Glasgow Native Benevolent Society,
etc. He is Chairman of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and Vice-Chairman of St.
Andrew's Ambulance Association, and a Director of the Merchants' House. He is an
elder in Park Church, has been Chairman of the Glasgow Elders' Association, and
is Vice-Chairman of the Glasgow Laymen's Church Extension Association in
connection with the Church of Scotland. He is also a Director of the Glasgow
Hospital Sunday Fund, etc. At present he is deeply engaged, along with the Royal
Infirmary Board, in the great reconstruction scheme which is estimated to cost
not less than half a million sterling. The work of reconstructing the entire
Infirmary upon the site where all the time the ordinary work of treating the
sick and injured is being carried on to the full extent of the Infirmary's
capacity, is one of the most arduous and anxious undertakings in which Glasgow
has yet engaged.
Mr. Hedderwick served for ten years in the 1st Lanark Rifle Volunteers, and during the Boer War he took an active part in the despatch to South Africa of the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital. For this latter service he was elected an Honorary Associate of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England. He has taken an active interest in Freemasonry, has held many important offices in the craft, including the Chair of Prince's Lodge, and has been raised to the thirty-second degree. He is Conservative, but has never associated himself actively with party politics.
As a traveller he has made his way through Canada and the United States to the Pacific coast, has visited the West Indies, has ascended the Nile to the Second Cataract, and journeyed in Europe to the North Cape. As a sportsman also he has a record to show. In 1880 he had built by William Fife at Fairlie the famous 40-ton cutter Annasona, which in 1881 and 1882, under Captain O'Neil, carried everything before her, and accumulated for her owner a handsome array of plate. Among his other recreations are shooting, curling, and golf, and he is a member of the Royal Northern and Royal Clyde Yacht Clubs, the Willowbank Curling Club, and the Prestwick and Royal and Ancient Golf Clubs, as well as of the Western Club in Glasgow.
Mr. Hedderwick has been twice married, and has a family of four daughters and a son.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)