John Alison

1861 - 1952


John Alison graduated from Edinburgh University and taught at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, He became head of the Glasgow United Free Church Training College and later returned to George Watson's as headmaster. He became Treasurer of the EMS in 1885 and President in 1892.
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  1. Papers in the Proceedings and Notes of the EMS
  2. Obituary: Royal Society of Edinburgh

Honours awarded to John Alison
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EMS Treasurer1885-1888
EMS Secretary1888-1891
EMS President1892


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