William Fulton

Biography of William Fulton

William Fulton (1876-1952) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Divinity from 1927 to 1947. He was awarded an LLD in 1948.

Born in Glasgow, the son of the headmaster of Golfhill School, Fulton studied at the University and at the Universities of Marburg and Berlin. An outstanding student, he graduated MA (1898), BSc (1900) and BD (1902), and was awarded an honorary DD in 1920. He was a Cowan Medallist and Muirhead Prizeman in Humanity; Jeffrey Medallist in Greek; Muir Bursar and Cunningham Medallist in Mathematics, and Cleland and Rae Wilson Medallist in Divinity and Biblical Criticism. He was the Black Theological Fellow, 1902 to 1903.

Fulton was Minister of Wigtown Parish from 1906 to 1909, Collegiate Minister of Paisley Abbey from 1909 to 1915 (during which time he was Officiating Chaplain to the troops in the town). He was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen in 1915, leaving in 1927 to take the Chair at Glasgow.

A liberal theologian, Fulton was involved in the negotiations between the Scottish universities which preceded the linking of the Faculty of Divinity and Trinity College. He was appointed Principal of the College in 1938.


William Fulton
Clergyman and Theologian

Born 18 December 1876, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 13 August 1952.
University Link: Alumnus, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: MA, 1898; BSc, 1900; BD, 1902; DD, 1920; LLD, 1948;
Occupation categories: clergy; theologians
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P146190
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Record last updated: 24th Jul 2008

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