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Sir John Carmichael
by Walter Stonemanbromide print, May 1958NPG x166388
by Elliott & Fryquarter-plate negative, 1960NPG x82712
by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios5 x 4 inch film negative, 31 August 1962NPG x191432
by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios5 x 4 inch film negative, 31 August 1962NPG x191433
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27 May 2019, 11:56
Born St. Andrews, Fife 22nd April 1910. Educated Madras College and St.Andrew's University. University Blue for Rugby. Reserve for Scottish international Rugby in 1930s. Graduated in Maths and Physics with 1st Class Honours. Commonwealth Fellowship, University of Michigan.
1936 Actuarial Dept. of Guardian Assurance. 1935 Sudan Government Civil Service. 1953 appointed Permanent under-secretary to Sudan Ministry of Finance. 1955 Appointed KBE. After Sudan Independence (1st Jan,1956) stayed on as Financial and Economic Adviser to Sudan Government until 1959.
Returned to live in Fife.
1959 member of UK Delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
1960 joined Fisons. (Chairman of Pest Control subsidiary in Sudan.). 1961 on Fisons Board and became executive Chairman in 1962. Then Deputy Chairman until 1972 then Non-executive Director until 1980. 1966 non-executive Director Jute Industries (Holdings) Ltd (renamed Sidlaw Industries). 1970 became Chairman.
Chairman Herring Industry Board. Deputy Chairman ITA. Scottish Gas Board. Director National Commercial Bank and Abbey National Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland and Grampian Television. Several directorships in USA including Abobe Oil and Gas.
Rector St. Andrews University 1965-1968. Member Royal and Ancient Golf Club: Chairman of General Committee, Captain 1974-1975. St. Andrews Links Trust 1982, appointed Chairman1984. Member Augusta National Golf Club, Pine Valley Golf Club and Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
Died 8th January 1996, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
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