MR. SANDEMAN is a native of Dundee, having been born there in 1838. His grandfather and father being part-proprietors of the Dundee Courier, Mr. Sandeman naturally drifted into journalism. After serving an apprenticeship in the Courier office, and gaining a knowledge of shorthand, he joined, in 1859, the reporting staff of the now defunct Caledonian Mercury in Edinburgh, and went in 1864 to the Manchester Courier, which then became a daily paper. At the end of the same year he proceeded to the Leeds Mercury and served there as reporter and sub-editor till 1877. He was then appointed chief sub-editor of the Glasgow Herald. Mr. Sandeman was elected President of the Institute of Journalists at the Glasgow conference of 1904. He retired from his duties on the Herald in 1907, and after a tour in the United States and Canada settled at Tayport in Fife.

Back to Index of Glasgow Men (1909)