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Brig-Genl. Sir William Alexander, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.,
1874 Born in Glasgow.
Educated at Kelvinside Academy; Glasgow University; Gottingen.
1899 Joined Territorial Forces, Lieut.
Awarded D.S.O., mentioned in despatches,
1916-17 Director of Administration, National Explosive Factories, Ministry of Munitions
1917 Brig. Genl.
1917-19 Controller of Aircraft Supply and Production
1919-20 Director-General of Purchases
1920 Created KBE
1923-45 M.P. (Unionist) for Glasgow Central
Director of several companies, particularly chemicals
By 1953 Chairman, Cleveland Petroleum Co. Ltd., London
1954 Died in Jersey