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Patrick Colquhoun

Biography of Patrick Colquhoun

Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820) was a merchant who was a founder and the first Chairman of Britain's oldest Chamber of Commerce, in Glasgow in 1783. He was an honorary graduate of the University (1797) and the Colquhoun Lectureship in Business History is named for him.

Born in Dumbarton, Colquhoun served an apprenticeship in business in Virginia and returned to Scotland to make his fortune trading in tobacco and cotton. In 1782 he built Kelvingrove House in what is now Kelvingrove Park as his country home. Colquhoun was Lord Provost of Glasgow, 1782-1784. He moved to London in 1789 where he became a magistrate and published pamphlets on policing and other social issues of the day.

Summary

Patrick Colquhoun
Merchant

Born 14 March 1745.
Died 25 April 1820.
University Link: Honorary Graduate
Occupation categories: merchants
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P129829
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Record last updated: 2nd Jul 2007

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  • Honorary Graduate

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