|Administrative History||Jacob Glyndwr Picton was born on 28 February 1912 in Aberdare. He studied at the University of Birmingham and was awarded a B.Com Commerce degree in 1932 and a M. Com in 1922. He then worked at Chance Brothers in Smethwick before returning to the University of Birmingham as senior lecturer in industrial economics. During this time he served on a number of government industrial bodies. He became a member of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board in 1958, and was Vice-Chairman of the West Midlands Regional Health Authority 1972 to 1984. He died in 1998|
Reference: Finding aid to the Picton Papers; Birmingham Evening Mail obituary 5 October 1998
For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).