Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||George Baxter |
|Designation: ||Engineer |
|Born: ||1892 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||George Baxter was the older brother of the architect David William Baxter (born in 1874) and son of James Lyall Baxter, master mariner, and his wife Margaret Esplin, daughter of James Esplin, manufacturer. By 1908 he held the post of Water Engineer to the burgh of Dundee. In September 1921, following a controversy over the then City Architect/Engineer James Thomson's private occupation of the 'Specimen House' which he had commissioned in his professional capacity to demonstrate the virtues of electricity for household appliances, the posts of City Engineer and City Architect and Director of Housing were divided, Thomson retaining the latter and George Baxter becoming City Engineer. After 1922 Thomson's staff was rapidly run down, and when his chief assistant Vernon Constable was made redundant, Thomson retired in May 1924 at the age of seventy-two and the post went into abeyance, his duties being taken over by Baxter. |
George Baxter married Jean Ramsay but it is not yet known if they had a family.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:|
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|Dundee, Scotland||Business|| || || |
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