William Stewart

Biography of William Stewart

William Stewart
William Stewart

William Stewart (1835-1919) was Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University from 1873 to 1910. He served as Clerk of Senate, 1876 to 1911, and Dean of Faculties from 1911 to 1919. He was awarded an LLD in 1911.

Born in Annan, Stewart graduated from the University BA, (1861), MA (1862), BD (1867), and DD (1874). He was an Examiner for degrees in Arts at the University, 1867 to 1870, and was Minister of St George's-in-the-Fields in Glasgow, from 1868 until 1875. While occupying the Chair of Divinity and Biblical Criticism he also served as Clerk of Senate (1876 to 1911); a member of the University Court (1889 to 1908); Dean of the Faculty of Theology (1895 to 1910) and the University's representative on the Carnegie Trust, 1901 until 1911. He was a Governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Agricultural College, 1901 to 1908.

Stewart was the editor of The University of Glasgow, Old and New (Glasgow, 1901). On his retirement in 1910, the Principal praised his "unselfish devotion" to the University's interests and wrote that, as a scholar but also as an administrator and counsellor, "he has contributed in a remarkable degree to the University's efficiency and success."


William Stewart

Born 15 August 1835, Annan, Scotland.
Died 18 September 1919.
University Link: Clerk of Senate, Dean of Faculties, Faculty Dean, Graduate, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1862; DD, 1874; BD, 1867; LLD, 1911; BA, 1861;
Occupation categories: clergy; theologians
Record last updated: 7th Apr 2015

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