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Biography of Ruth Louvish

Ruth Louvish graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1933.

Louvish was born at Radnitz, Austria, modern day Radnice in Czech Republic. Her father Nathan Louvish, a printer and stationer born in Russia, brought the family to Glasgow, where they resided at Thorncliffe Gardens in Shawlands. He ran a printing business located at 116 Gorbals Street (taken over by the Publicity Printing Company in 1948). Nathan and his two children, Ruth and Misha, became British citizens in November 1928 and were also known by the surname Lewis.

Louvish enrolled at Glasgow University in 1930 at the age of 19 and was a recipient of the Carnegie Trust Fund. She took classes in Moral Philosophy, Botany, English, Education, and French and German to honours level, graduating on 30 June 1933, two years after her brother, Misha Louvish.

After graduation Ruth became a teacher in Glasgow.


Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/67 Register of General Council
  • R3/1/8 Roll of Graduates and Dates of Birth Vol.X
  • R4/1/23 Schedules of Graduates in Arts (MA) 1933
  • R8/5/51/14 Matriculation Slips 1930-1931 Women L - Mc
  • R8/5/52/14 Matriculation Slips 1931-1932 Women L - Mc
  • R8/5/53/14 Matriculation Slips 1932-1933 Women L - Mc
  • R9/1/37/2 Class Catalogue 1930-1931
  • R9/1/38/2 Class Catalogue 1931-1932



Ruth Louvish
Born 26 June 1911.
GU Degree: MA, 1933; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: teachers
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1933
Record last updated: 11th Dec 2013

Country Associations

Czech Republic Czech Republic, Radnice
Place of Birth

Austria Austria, No Region

Romania Romania, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Graduate