Biography of Robert Browning
Robert Browning was a graduate of the University and Johnstone Smith Professor of Accountancy from 1950 to 1964. He was Chairman of the University's Graduates Association, 1947 to 1952, and a Convenor of the Business Committee.
Browning graduated MA (1923), LLB (1925) and CA (1926) and became a partner in the accountancy firm John E Watson & Co in 1927. Among many public offices, he was Chairman of the East Kilbride Development Corporation from 1958 to 1969; a director of the Clydesdale Bank from 1957 to 1969 and of Malcolm Campbell Ltd from 1940 to 1969; and Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 1964 to 1965 and President the following year. He was appointed CBE in 1961.
Born 26 August 1902.
Died 7 August 1974.
University Link: Alumnus, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1923; LLB, 1925; CA, 1926;
Occupation categories: accountants
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Record last updated: 11th Aug 2008