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John Gray Scott ( -1916)

1917 Obituary [1]

JOHN GRAY SCOTT was educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow, and at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, afterwards acting as assistant to Professor Jamieson.

He was appointed Borough Electrical Engineer at Whitehaven in June 1899, and to a similar position at Leith a year later.

In April 1902 he was appointed Borough Electrical Engineer of the Corporation of Croydon where he was responsible for a considerable extension of the works.

In February 1904 he was appointed Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Hong-Kong Railway, and occupied this position for five years.

On his return to England he was for a time attached to the staff of the late Sir Clifton Robinson.

For the last few years he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Robert College, Constantinople, and he died on the 12th July, 1916, from electric shock, through coming in contact with high-tension switchgear at the College.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1900, an Associate Member in 1902, and a Member in 1906.

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