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Stuart William Buchanan McGregor

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Stuart William Buchanan McGregor (1874-1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

STUART WILLIAM BUCHANAN MCGREGOR travelled very widely during his professional career.

In 1912 he set out on a tour of South America, representing a number of prominent English firms, and in the following year he went to China as general manager of a company formed for a similar purpose.

In 1917 he was appointed H.M. Senior Trade Commissioner in Australia for the Department of Overseas Trade, and he also acted as trade commissioner in Australia for the Governments of India, South Africa, the Irish Free State and Palestine.

These positions he held until his retirement, due to ill-health, in 1924.

Mr. McGregor, who was born in London in 1874, had had a sound engineering training, first in the works of Messrs. Hunter and English as a pupil for five years, and later as assistant and chief engineer to the late Mr. G. T. Harrap.

Afterwards he had four years' experience in responsible positions with various firms, and he was also for a short time in practice as a consulting engineer.

Mr. McGregor, whose death occurred on 8th March 1927, became a Member of the Institution in 1912.

He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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