Robert Browning

Biography of Robert Browning

Robert Browning was a graduate of the University and Johnstone Smith Professor of Accountancy from 1950 to 1964. He was Chairman of the University's Graduates Association, 1947 to 1952, and a Convenor of the Business Committee.

Browning graduated MA (1923), LLB (1925) and CA (1926) and became a partner in the accountancy firm John E Watson & Co in 1927. Among many public offices, he was Chairman of the East Kilbride Development Corporation from 1958 to 1969; a director of the Clydesdale Bank from 1957 to 1969 and of Malcolm Campbell Ltd from 1940 to 1969; and Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 1964 to 1965 and President the following year. He was appointed CBE in 1961.


Robert Browning

Born 26 August 1902.
Died 7 August 1974.
University Link: Alumnus, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1923; LLB, 1925; CA, 1926;
Occupation categories: accountants
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Record last updated: 11th Aug 2008

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