A SON of the late Alexander Stephen, shipbuilder, Dundee, the Chairman of the shipbuilding firm of Alexander Stephen & Sons, Limited, Linthouse, was born at Arbroath in 1835, and was educated at Dundee Academy, the Andersonian University, and Edinburgh University. In addition to his immediate business, he is Chairman of the African Lakes Corporation. Among other organisations he is a member of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, and, taking strong interest in philanthropic enterprise, he has had much to do with the Livingstonia and Lovedale African Missions, he is a strong upholder of the United Free Church, a Trustee of the Ferguson Bequest, and Honorary President of Govan Young Men's Christian Association. A Liberal Unionist in politics, he plays golf, and has travelled in Egypt, Palestine, and South Africa. He is a Justice of the Peace for the Lower Ward of Lanarkshire. In 1866 he married Eliza, daughter of John Wilson, silk merchant, Glasgow.

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