BORN at Carluke 6th February, 1849, and removed to Glasgow six years later, Mr. Thomson was a pupil teacher in Bishop Street Sessional School from 1863 to 1867, and a student at Glasgow Established Church Training College in 1868 and 1869. While attending Glasgow University in 1870-71, he acted as assistant in Macdonald School, Rutherglen, and afterwards assisted in Lorne Academy, Oban. From 1874 to 1878 he was assistant to Dr. Thomas Muir, Mathematical Master in Glasgow High School (now Superintendent-General of Education in Cape Colony), and at the same time passed the examinations for the London B.A. with first-class honours in French and second-class in German. In 1878 he became Rector of Dunfermline High School, a post which he held till his appointment as Headmaster of Hutchesons' Girls' Grammar School in 1885. His success has been marked by the number of his scholars who have taken first-class honours in modern languages at Glasgow University.
    Mr. Thomson has been President of the Glasgow Branch of the Teachers' Guild of Great Britain and Ireland, and President of the Association of Teachers in the Secondary Schools of Scotland. He is at present a member of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers. He has read various papers on educational subjects, and one on Rhythm, to the Glasgow Philosophical Society. This last, extended and developed, was published in March, 1905, by Messrs. W. & R. Holmes, under the title of "The Basis of English Rhythm."

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