William Cooper Thomson

Biography of William Cooper Thomson

William Cooper Thomson enrolled at the University in 1855 to study an Arts course. He was born in Sierra Leone, son of his namesake, missionary William Cooper Thomson.

Thomson became Licentiate of the United Presbyterian Church in 1858, and that year undertook missionary work at Old Calabar, modern day Akwa Akpa, Nigeria.

He resigned as a missionary to pursue medical studies, gaining a Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians (LRCP) of Edinburgh and Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (LFPSG) in 1868. He went on to graduate MD from St Andrews in 1874.

Thomson was a medical practitioner at Liverpool, and later Partick, in Glasgow. He died at The Firs, Partickhill on 22 March 1878, aged 48.


William Cooper Thomson
Born 1830.
Died 22 March 1878.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1855;
Occupation categories: missionaries; physicians
Record last updated: 3rd Dec 2013

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