Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alexander William Graham |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||20 September 1888 |
|Died: ||20 August 1964 |
|Bio Notes: ||Alexander William Graham was born on 20 September 1888, the son of John Graham, sanitary officer, and his wife, Mary Hewit. He served his articles under John Rust, City Architect of Aberdeen, from August 1904, whilst attending classes at Gray's School of Art and Robert Gordon's Technical College. His studies were assisted by his gaining the Aberdeen Society of Architects' Scholarship in 1907. In 1909 he was appointed principal assistant to Rust, and he remained with him in the City Architect's Department until October 1911 when he joined the Lands Valuation Department, first as an assistant valuer and subsequently as a valuer. |
He served in the armed forces from 1915 until October 1919, and on demobilisation obtained an appointment on the technical staff of the Department of Agriculture for Scotland. From 1926 he was stationed in Inverness in charge of the Northern District section of the Department, responsible for buildings in Inverness-shire, Nairnshire, Morayshire, and Ross and Cromarty. In his earlier years with the Department he had worked on buildings in Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Wigtownshire and Stirlingshire as well as in the northern region. His experience also extended to land surveying and works in connection with rural water supply and drainage.
He was admitted LRIBA in late 1931 or early 1932, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, John Ross McMillan and John Alexander Ogg Allan.
Graham died on 20 August 1964 at the Northern Infirmary in Inverness. He was survived by his wife, Helen Coutts and a son who lived in London.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|22, Rangemore Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland||Private||1931 *||1964|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|John Alexander Ogg Allan||Late 1931 or early 1932||for Licentiateship|
|John Ross McMillan||Late 1931 or early 1932||for Licentiateship|
|James Brown Nicol||Late 1931 or early 1932||for Licentiateship|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no4019 (box 19)|