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TITLE
George Morrison, Rector 1910 to 1920
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ROYALACADEMY_006
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Inverness Royal Academy
ASSET ID
29927
KEYWORDS
people
rectors
schools
teachers
directors
colleges
universities
George Morrison, Rector 1910 to 1920

On the resignation of Gilbert Watson as Rector of Inverness Royal Academy in 1910, the successful candidate from the thirty-one applicants was George Morrison. He had previously been classics master at Robert Gordon's School in Aberdeen where several of his pupils had won prestigious bursaries and awards. He was to serve until after the end of World War I, at which point he returned to Robert Gordon's as headmaster of their secondary school. He had narrowly missed an appointment as Director of Education for Aberdeen County and as Rector of the Royal High School in Edinburgh and served in Aberdeen until 1933. At one stage he was President of the Educational Institute for Scotland.

Soon after retirement from Robert Gordon's College, Morrison became the Member of Parliament for the Scottish Universities, continuing to serve until 1945. He died in 1956, aged 86.

(thanks to Robert Preece for this information)

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George Morrison, Rector 1910 to 1920

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1910s

people; rectors; schools; teachers; directors; colleges; universities

Inverness Royal Academy

Inverness Royal Academy (photographs)

On the resignation of Gilbert Watson as Rector of Inverness Royal Academy in 1910, the successful candidate from the thirty-one applicants was George Morrison. He had previously been classics master at Robert Gordon's School in Aberdeen where several of his pupils had won prestigious bursaries and awards. He was to serve until after the end of World War I, at which point he returned to Robert Gordon's as headmaster of their secondary school. He had narrowly missed an appointment as Director of Education for Aberdeen County and as Rector of the Royal High School in Edinburgh and served in Aberdeen until 1933. At one stage he was President of the Educational Institute for Scotland. <br /> <br /> Soon after retirement from Robert Gordon's College, Morrison became the Member of Parliament for the Scottish Universities, continuing to serve until 1945. He died in 1956, aged 86.<br /> <br /> (thanks to Robert Preece for this information)