THE General Manager and Secretary of the Clyde Trust is a native of Torres. At first he followed thelegal profession, and obtained his training in the offices of two of the leading firms in Edinburgh and Glasgow, acting latterly for four years as managing clerk. He early received the appointment of Solicitor to the Glasgow and Paisley and Glasgow Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railways, a position which he held for twelve years. In 1889 Mr. Mackenzie was appointed Secretary to the Trustees of the Clyde Navigation. For eleven years he acted in this capacity until, in 1901, he was appointed General Manager as well as Secretary. Throughout his connection with the river he has enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the trustees, and the respect of the ship owners and merchants, in the consideration of whose interests he has so pregnant a word to say. During his term of office there have been carried out some most important developments, which have made the harbour second to none in the kingdom, and he has still before him (he is on the right side of sixty) such further gigantic enterprises as the Shieldhall Docks.
Apart from his professional work, Mr. Mackenzie takes an interest in the affairs of his native county, and has been twice President of the Glasgow Moray and Banff-shire Friendly Society.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)