Biography of John Loudon
John Loudon (d 1966) was a graduate of the University and the first Johnstone Smith Professor of Accountancy, 1926 to 1938.
Loudon studied at the University, graduating MA in 1908, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1913. He became a partner in the accountancy firm David Strathie & Co in 1914. He served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and latterly as Director of Factory Accounts at the Ministry of Munitions during the First World War. Loudon was a governor of Glasgow Academy and a lecturer to the Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow.
In 1976 Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) founded three prizes for first year students in Accountancy, in honour of Loudon and his successor to the chair, Ian Wilson Macdonald, who had both been partners in accountancy firms subsequently acquired by Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte.