Sir Alexander Kirkland Cairncross.

KCMG 1967 (CMG 1950); FBA 1961; Master of St. Peterís College, Oxford since 1969; Chancellor, University of Glasgow since 1972.
Born 11th Feb 1911, 3rd son of Alexander Kirkland and Elizabeth Anderson Cairncross, Lesmahagow, Scotland.
Married 1943, Mary Francis Glynn; three sons, two daughters.
Educated Hamilton Academy; Glasgow and Cambridge Universities.
University lecturer, 1935-39; Civil Servant, 1940-45; Director of Programmes, Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1945; Economic Advisory Panel, Berlin, 1945-46; Member of Staff of the Economist, 1946. Member of Wool Working Party, 1946. Economic Advisor to the Board of Trade, 1946-49. Economic Advisor to Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, 1949-50. Prof. Of Applied Economics, University of Glasgow, 1951-61. Director, Economic Development Inst., Washington DC, 1955-56. Economic Advisor to HM Government, 1961-64. Head of Govt. Economic Service, 1964-69.
Chairman, Local Development Committee, 1951-52. Member, Crofting Commn, 1951-54. Philips Committee, 1953-54. Anthrax Committee, 1957-59. Radcliffe Committee, 1957-59. Council of Management, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, PEP. Court of Governors, London School of Economics. Council, Royal Economic Society, (Pres. 1968-70). President, Scottish Economic Society, 1969-71. Section F, British Assoc. for Advancement of Science, 1969. British Assoc. for Advancement of Science, 1970-71. Editor, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1954-61. Hon. LLD, Mount Allison University, 1962; Glasgow Univ., 1966; Exeter Univ., 1969; Hon. DLitt, Reading Univ., 1968; Heriot-Watt Univ., 1969; Hon. DSc (Econ) Univ. of Wales, 1971.


Introduction to Economics, 1944.
Home and Foreign Investment, 1870-1913, 1953.
Monetary Policy in a Mixed Economy, 1960.
Economic Development and the Atlantic Provinces, 1961.
Factors in Economic Development, 1962.
Essays in Economic Management, 1971.
(Ed) Britainís Economic Prospects Reconsidered, 1971.

Neil Francis Cairncross.

CB 1971; Deputy under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office since 1972.
Born 29th July, 1920, son of Late James and Olive Hunter Cairncross.
Married 1947, Eleanor Elizabeth Liesten; two sons, one daughter.
Educated, Charterhouse; Oriel College, Oxford.
Royal Sussex Regt, 1940-45. Called to the Bar, 1948. Home Office, 1948. Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1955-58. Sec. Royal Commn. on the Press, 1961-62. Asst. Under-Sec. Of State, Home Office,
1967-70. Dep. Sec. Cabinet Office, 1970-72.

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