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Biography of James Riddell

James Riddell graduated MA from the University in 1932. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to clerk Robert Park Riddell in September 1912.

Riddell enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1929 at the age of 17, attending classes in Latin, History, Englisg, Political Economy, Moral Philosophy, Consitutional and Civic Law, Jurisprudence, Forensic Medicine, Evidence and Proc. Riddell received the Carnegie Trust Grant from 1930-32 as well as multiple class prizes. Upon graduation in 1932, he remained in Glasgow where he worked initially as a law clerk. He passed away in 1977, aged 67.


Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/71 General Council Register 1946
  • Dc183/11/75 General Council Register 1950
  • R3/1/7 Register of dates of birth of graduates Vol.IX 1931-32
  • R7/3/10 Glasgow University Class Prize Index 1930-31
  • R8/5/50/8 Glasgow University Matriculation slips men O-R 1929-30
  • R8/5/51/9 Glasgow University Matriculation slips men O-R 1930-31
  • R8/5/53/9 Glasgow University Matriculation slips men O-R 1931-32
  • Sen10/73-75 University Calander 1931-34


  • College Courant obituaries 1948-1985 database


James Riddell
Born 14 September 1912.
Died 6 August 1979.
GU Degree: MA, 1932; Arts,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: clerks
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 14th Mar 2013

Country Associations

Canada Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg
Place of Birth

England England, Cheshire

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate