PARTNER with his younger brother in the firm of Pirrie, Foote & Co., Mr. Robert Pirrie has been engaged as a merchant during the greater part of his life. He is a member of the Established Church of Scotland, but entertains charitable and friendly feelings towards other branches of the Christian Church. In the same way, while his political sympathies are with the Conservative party, and he has taken an active part on this side at election times, he has seen no reason to become unfriendly with those who differ from him. For many years he was a Director of the National Bible Society of Scotland, and in 1905 became one of its Vice-Presidents. Among other institutions also he has long been a Director of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and of the Glasgow Sick Poor and Private Nursing Association.
    Mr. Pirrie greatly enjoys the game of chess, and for several successive years has been elected Honorary President of the Glasgow Chess Club, a compliment which he appreciates very much.

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