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James Blackwood Rodger

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James Blackwood Rodger (1885-1919)


1920 Obituary [1]

JAMES BLACKWOOD RODGER was born at Govan, Glasgow, on 18th April 1885.

He received his early education at the Bellahouston Academy and the Glasgow High School, and then served an apprenticeship of seven years with the firms of Ross and Duncan, D. and W. Henderson, and John McNeil and Co.

During the greater part of this time he also studied at the Glasgow Technical School.

In 1908 he went to the Barbados to take up the position of works manager to the firm of John Blackwood, Ltd.,shipbuilders and engineers, and held this position until his death, which took place on 22nd December 1919, in his thirty-fifth year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1910.


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