Biography of Symington Macdonald
Symington Macdonald Matriculation Slip 1912-13
Symington Macdonald graduated BSc from the University in 1914. He was born on 7 September 1884 in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, son of a mining engineer by the same name, who worked in the booming coal industry of the late nineteenth-century as general manager of the Kanawha Colliery Company.
Symington enrolled at the University in 1910 to study Engineering. He was awarded several prizes for his academic performance during his studies, this included a prize for Mining under Professor Charles Latham, as well as a first prize for Professor Archibald Barr's Engineering class and for Engineering Laboratory.
Symington graduated BSc in Engineering on 20 April 1914, and followed in his father's footsteps, working as a mining engineer in Scotland. He died on 8 December 1966.
Symington married graduate Agnes Borthwick, who became a works manager at a munitions factory, in April 1920.
You can see his record on the WW1 Roll of Honour here.
Born 7 September 1884.
Died 8 December 1966.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1914; Science and Engineering,
Occupation categories: engineers, mining
Record last updated: 16th Jun 2014