Andrew Stewart

Biography of Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart (1832-1901) was an iron and tube manufacturer who was interested in promoting the study of business and the economy. In 1896 he provided funds to found the University's Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy.

Stewart was born in Johnstone but raised in Glasgow. He became an apprentice to a tube manufacturer and in 1861 set up his own company, supplying gas and water pipes and tubes. In 1867 he went into partnership with his brother James to form A & J Stewart, and they relocated their factory to Coatbridge. The firm grew by mergers and acquisitions, becoming known as A & J Stewart & Clydesdale Ltd (in 1890) and A & J Stewart Menzies & Menzies Ltd (1898) and establishing its position as Scotland's leading tube manufacturer. After his death, the company merged with Lloyd & Lloyd to form Stewarts & Lloyd.

The University awarded Stewart an LLD in 1900.


Andrew Stewart
Iron and Tube Manufacturer

Born 1832.
Died 1901.
University Link: Benefactor, Honorary Graduate
Occupation categories: ironmasters
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Record last updated: 24th May 2007

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