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Sir Adam Ferguson of Kilkerran

Biography of Sir Adam Ferguson of Kilkerran

Sir Adam Ferguson of Kilkerran (1733-1813) was Rector of the University from 1768 to 1770. His opponent in the 1768 rectorial election was the political philosopher Adam Smith.

Ferguson was an Ayrshire MP and is referred to in Robert Burns' The Author's Earnest Cry And Prayer as "Thee, aith-detesting, chaste Kilkerran."

Summary

Sir Adam Ferguson of Kilkerran
Politician

Born 1733.
Died 1813.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: politicians
Record last updated: 26th Feb 2008

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