ONE of the most active ship owners of Glasgow, and a partner in the firm of Messrs. Raeburn & VĂ©rel, Mr. W. H. Raeburn is well known as one of the stoutest defenders of ship owners' interests in the West of Scotland. He has taken a strenuous part in connection with most of the shipping legislation of recent years, notably with regard to the Merchant Shipping Act and the Workmen's Compensation Act of 1906, and in 1907 he was appointed a member of the Advisory Committee formed to confer with the Board of Trade regarding the working of the Merchant Shipping Acts. One of the most energetic members of the Clyde Navigation Trust, he is now its deputy chairman, and is chairman of the Clyde Pilot Board, vice-chairman of the Glasgow Local Marine Board, and chairman of the Clyde District Committee of the Shipping Federation. He is also one of the Clyde Lighthouses' Trustees and a director of the Empress Training Ship and Sailors' Home, and the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women. In recognition of his many public services, he was entertained at lunch in May, 1907, and received a handsome presentation from his fellow ship owners throughout Scotland.

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