Biography of James Baillie
James Baillie (c 1723-1778) was Professor of Divinity at the University, 1775 to 1778, and was awarded an honorary DD in 1772.
Baillie was Minister of Shotts, Bothwell and then Hamilton before his appointment to the Chair of Divinity. He was the son-in-law of John and William Hunter, and the father of the anatomist and physician Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) and the playwright and poet Joanna Bailie (1762-1851).
Born 1723, Scotland.
Died 28 April 1778.
University Link: Graduate, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degree: DD, 1772;
Occupation categories: clergy; theologians
Record last updated: 16th Jul 2009