THE Private Secretary to the Lord Provosts of Glasgow since 1901, and Clerk of Lieutenancy for the County of the City of Glasgow, is a son of the late Hugh Samuel, was born in the parish of Kippen, Stirlingshire, and was educated at various public schools and at Glasgow University. He was a member of the staff of Sir James D. Marwick, Town Clerk, prior to receiving his present appointment, and has been 25 years in the service of the Corporation of Glasgow, In 1901 his name was added to the Commission of the Peace for the County of the City of Glasgow on the recommendation of Sir Samuel Chisholm, Bart., then Lord-Lieutenant. He is Clerk to the Visiting Committee of His Majesty's prison at Barlinnie, and is Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow Branch of the Soldiers and Sailors' Help Society, of which H.R.H. The Princess Christian is President. He is also deeply interested in literature and science, was Acting Secretary for the Glasgow meeting of the British Association in 1901, and received the thanks of the local committee for the manner in which he discharged the important duties of that office. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1902. He is also a frequent contributor to magazines, edited the second edition of "The Lord Provosts of Glasgow," published by Messrs. Gowans & Gray, and was for five years Editor of The Guide, the journal of the Young Men's Christian Associations of Scotland, greatly increasing the importance of that journal. He is a member of Glasgow art Club.

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