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John Henry Aitken McIntyre

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John Henry Aitken McIntyre (c1863-1933)

1896 Lecturer on Mechanical Engineering, Allan Glen's School, Glasgow

1933 Obituary [1]

JOHN HENRY AITKEN MCINTYRE had been actively engaged in the teaching and organization of technical classes for the greater part of his life. For seventeen years he held the position of organizer and secretary to the joint committee on classes in science and technology in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

He was born in Aberdeen and commenced in 1877 an apprenticeship with the Harvey Engineering Company, serving in the shops and drawing office.

In 1886 he gained a Whitworth Scholarship, and shortly afterwards entered the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, where he studied engineering and naval architecture. He was subsequently engaged in the teaching of engineering at Allen Glens School, Glasgow, and remained there until 1903, when he was appointed head of the Engineering Drawing Department at the Royal Technical College.

In 1910 he took up his position with the Glasgow Committee and held this post until his retirement in 1927. He was responsible for the supervision of the technical training of approximately 10,000 students.

Mr. McIntyre had been a Member of the Institution since 1889.

His death occurred on 26th August 1933, at the age of seventy.

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