Biography of George Crichton
George Crichton (d 1543) was a regent and the Principal of the University from 1485 to 1488.
Crichton was the son of David Crichton, of the Crichtons of Cranston Riddell. He came to Glasgow from St Andrews after quarrelling with the provost of St Salvator's College, and became a regent at the University in October 1484. Crichton took over from John Goldsmith, who had been acting as Principal until a permanent replacement to Walter Leslie could be found. He was officially appointed Principal on 19 October 1485.
In July 1488 the Chancellor, Bishop Blackadder, notified the Faculty that he had removed Crichton as Principal and ordered that a replacement be found. Crichton continued at the University for a short time as a regent. He died in 1543.