Sir George Arthur Mitchell

Biography of Sir George Arthur Mitchell

Sir George Arthur Mitchell (1860-1948) was a graduate of the University who endowed the Mitchell Lectureship on Methods of Statistics. He was a member of the Business Committee of the University's General Council and was awarded an honorary LLD in 1936.

Born in Hamilton, the son of a colliery owner, Mitchell studied at the University and graduated MA. He also attended Engineering classes at the University before taking control of the family business. He became a prominent businessman in the West of Scotland and was a director of the Clydesdale and Midland Banks, as well as several colliery companies.

Mitchell was also a leading figure in the iron and steel industries in Scotland. Among many important posts he held were those of President of the Mining Institute of Scotland (1894-1898), the Mining Association of Great Britian (1906-1907) and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 1923 to 1925, and he was Vice-President of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, 1919-1922. He was knighted in 1935.

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Sir George Arthur Mitchell
Coalmaster

Born 1860, Hamilton, Scotland.
Died 16 February 1948.
University Link: Alumnus, Benefactor, Graduate, Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1880;
Occupation categories: coalmasters; ironmasters; steel manufacturers
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Record last updated: 14th Jul 2009

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