Biography of John Brown Douglas
The Douglas Chair in Roman Law was founded in 1948 as the Douglas Chair of Civil Law, and was endowed and named for John Brown Douglas (c1855-1935). The title was changed in 2001.
Douglas was born in England and graduated MA from the University in 1875 before becoming a solicitor. He was Professor of Roman Law at St Mungo's College.
The WP Ker Lectureship was founded in 1938 by Douglas' bequest in memory of the literary scholar William Paton Ker. The John B Douglas Prize is awarded each year to the most distinguished student in the Civil Law class. The prize was increased by another endowment made by his sister Clementina Douglas in 1937.
John Brown Douglas
Born 1855, England.
Died 13 September 1935.
University Link: Benefactor, Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1875;
Occupation categories: lawyers
Record last updated: 14th Jul 2009