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James Richmond (1849-1914)


1914 Obituary [1]

JAMES RICHMOND, C.M.O., born at Lochwinnoch, Renfrew, on the 29th July, 1849, died in London on the 20th March, 1914.

As a pupil of the late Mr. Daniel Climie, he gained experience of railway and constructional work.

In 1870 he went out to Jamaica on survey and irrigation work, and in 1873 entered the public service as senior assistant engineer for irrigation. Later he was appointed District and Irrigation Engineer, and in 1891 Assistant Director of Public Works. He constructed roads, bridges, buildings, sewerage systems and other public works. In 1900 he was appointed Director of the Government Railway, which he controlled for 13 years, retiring in 1913. He was a member of the Privy Council of Jamaica, and was made a C.M.G. in 1906.

Mr. Richmond was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 2nd May, 1876, was subsequently placed among the Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 3rd November, 1891.


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