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George MacLellan Blair

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George MacLellan Blair (1840-1902) Chairman and Managing Director of P. and W. MacLellan

1902 Died aged 60.[1]

1902 Obituary [2]

GEORGE MACLELLAN BLAIR died on January 4, 1902. For the long period of forty-seven years he was intimately associated with the firm of P. & W. MacLellan. Becoming manager in the year 1862, he was made a partner by his uncles, the founders of that firm, in June 1866.

On the retirement of the late Walter MacLellan he became senior partner, and so continued until the formation of the present company in 1890, when he was appointed chairman and managing director, a position which he held until his death. He was well known in commercial circles in London and the Midlands.

He filled the office of treasurer for Free Anderston Church, now known as Hillhead United Free Church, for more than thirty years. Being elected a deacon in 1869, he accepted the office of the eldership shortly before his death. He was a Justice of the Peace for the Lower Ward of Lanarkshire (now the city of Glasgow) for twenty-one years.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1885.

1902 Obituary.[3]

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