George Montgomery

Biography of George Montgomery

George Lightbody Montgomery (1905-1993) was a graduate of the University and St Mungo-Notman Professor of Pathology from 1948 to 1954.

Born in Glasgow, Montgomery studied at the University (graduating MB, ChB in 1928) and was appointed an assistant in the Department of Pathology. He was assistant pathologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1929 until he went to Dundee in 1931 as a lecturer in Clinical Pathology. In 1937, he returned to Glasgow on his appointment as Gardiner Lecturer in the Pathology of Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, and he graduated PhD from the University of St Andrews (1937) and MD from the University of Glasgow (1946, winning the Bellahouston Medal). Montgomery was Pathologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow from 1937 until 1948, with an interval when he served in Burma during the Second World War.

In 1954, Montgomery left Glasgow to become Professor of Pathology at the University of Edinburgh. He was made CBE in 1960, and retired in 1971.


George Montgomery

Born 3 November 1905, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 5 February 1993.
University Link: Alumnus, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: MB ChB, 1928; MD, 1946;
Occupation categories: pathologists
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Record last updated: 7th Aug 2008

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