William Martin Haddow

Member of Glasgow School Board

William Martin Haddow (1865–1945) was a member of the Glasgow School Board from 1892 to 1909 and served on the property sub-committee during the building of Scotland Street School. As a teenager he had been a pupil-teacher and subsequently made a career as an electrical engineer, becoming a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. He was elected to the School Board as a Labour candidate and was a staunch supporter of the party throughout his life. He was instrumental in the introduction by the School Board of meals for needy children, and of eye tests and medical inspections prior to their official implementation by the 1908 Education Act. 1

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1: William Martin Haddow, My Seventy Years, Glasgow: Robert Gibson, 1943.