Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Donaldson Samuel
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 August 1909
Died: Before 9 September 1994
Bio Notes: John Donaldson Samuel was born on 27 August 1909 and studied on the diploma course at Glasgow School of Architecture for five years from September 1929. He entered the office of John Glen Dunn of Cambuslang as assistant in May 1933, and in August 1935 obtained a post as assistant in Lanark County Council Architect's Department. He passed the Professional Practice exam in Edinburgh in July 1936 and was admitted ARIBA on 30 November that year, his proposers being Dunn, Thomas Harold Hughes and William James Smith. His nomination papers do not give any business address but his home address at that date was 94 Wittagreen Terrace, Newarthill, near Motherwell. He was also an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

Samuel died sometime before 9 September 1994. His daughter Mrs Isabel Anderson, then living in Edinburgh, notified the RIBA of his death. His last address was 8 Mavis Road, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 28, Mavis Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, EnglandPrivate 1994(?) 
Item 2 of 294, Wittagreen Terrace, Newarthill, near Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1936After 1939 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2John Glen DunnMay 1933Before August 1935Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Lanarkshire County Architect's DepartmentAugust 1935 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Glen Dunn30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith30 November 1936for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6205 (combined box 125)