Biography of Alexander Crum
Alexander Crum (1828-1893) was an alumnus of the University who was a Rector's Assessor, 1878 to 1880, and Dean of Faculties from 1885 to 1888.
Born in Thornliebank, Crum studied at the University and in Germany. He headed the family calico printing firm, J&W Crum, at the Thornliebank Printworks and greatly expanded the business. The company was also responsible for construction and improvements in local housing, creating a model village in Thornliebank.
<>Crum was a Liberal MP for Renfrewshire from 1880 to 1885, but left the party because he disagreed with its policy on Home Rule for Ireland.
Calico Printer and Politician
Born 8 April 1828, Thornliebank, Scotland.
Died 23 August 1893.
University Link: Alumnus, Dean of Faculties
Occupation categories: calico printers; politicians
Record last updated: 20th Mar 2008