|Administrative History||Robert Douglas Lockhart was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire on 7 January 1894. He was the son of William Lockhart, nurseryman, and his wife, Elizabeth Bogie. The family moved to Aberdeen in the early 20th century, where his father was employed as an auctioneer in the fruit and vegetable market. They lived at Craigiebuckler Cottage in the Rubislaw district. Lockhart attended Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen and then studied Medicine at the University of Aberdeen from 1913. His studies were interrupted by the First World War, where he served as a non-commissioned officer with the title of Surgeon Probationer in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He graduated MB ChB from Aberdeen in 1918 and began lecturing at the university. In 1931 he succeeded James Couper Brash as Professor of Anatomy at the University of Birmingham, and took his widowed mother to live with him there. |
In 1938 he succeeded Professor Alexander Low as Professor of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1954. He retired in 1965 but continued in the role of Curator of the Marischal Museum until 1979. He was a keen horticulturalist, and created a new black-red rhododenron named Elizabeth Lockhart in memory of his mother. He died on 26 February 1987. He never married and had no family, and left over £750,000 in his will, largely to scholarships and other causes, with the majority going to his school, Robert Gordon's College.
Source: Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Douglas_Lockhart Accessed August 2019