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Alexander Crum

Biography of Alexander Crum

Alexander Crum (1828-1893) was an alumnus of the University who was a Rector's Assessor, 1878 to 1880, and Dean of Faculties from 1885 to 1888.

Born in Thornliebank, Crum studied at the University and in Germany. He headed the family calico printing firm, J&W Crum, at the Thornliebank Printworks and greatly expanded the business. The company was also responsible for construction and improvements in local housing, creating a model village in Thornliebank.

<>Crum was a Liberal MP for Renfrewshire from 1880 to 1885, but left the party because he disagreed with its policy on Home Rule for Ireland.

Summary

Alexander Crum
Calico Printer and Politician

Born 8 April 1828, Thornliebank, Scotland.
Died 23 August 1893.
University Link: Alumnus, Dean of Faculties
Occupation categories: calico printers; politicians
Record last updated: 20th Mar 2008

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