Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Graham (junior)
Born: 1 October 1907
Died: 1971
Bio Notes: Alexander Graham junior was born at 97 Dempster Street, Greenock on 1 October 1907, the son of Alexander Graham, journeyman joiner, and his wife Margaet Bradley. He attended evening classes at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow from September 1926 and at the Glasgow School of Art from September 1931. From 1933 he was a full-time student. In 1935 he was awarded a travelling scholarship in Historical Design though it is not clear where he went to study this. He obtained his diploma in July 1936 and was admitted ARIBA on 8 March the following year, proposed by Thomas Harold Hughes alone. In his supporting statement, Hughes writes that Graham had had 'varies & round practical experience in Scotland & England' whilst receiving his training, although the offices in which he was employed have yet to be identified. By the time of his admittance as ARIBA he had moved to London and was working for H M Office of Works at Storeys Gate. His declaration accepting his admittance is witnessed by Alexander Graham of 9 South Street, Greenock, who was presumably his father.

In 1945 Graham reansferred to the Ministry of Works and the following year had moved to Worcester. He was elected FRIBA in early 1956, proposed by Sir Howard Robertson, William James Smith and another (indeciperable).

In 1970 (RIBA directiory) his address us given as being in Greenock. However Graham died in Lewes, Sussex in 1971, his death being registrered between January and March.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 59, Endsleigh Gardens, London, EnglandPrivate1937 *  
Item 2 of 59, South Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)Before 1937 * Possibly his parental home
Item 3 of 515, The Tything, Worcester, Worcestershire, EnglandBusinessc. 1955  
Item 4 of 5Old Court, Malvern, Worcestershire, EnglandPrivatec. 1955  
Item 5 of 5124, Mallard Crescent, Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1936 or 1937After 1937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Howard Morley RobertsonEarly 1956For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James SmithEarly 1956For Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6324 (combined box 132); F no5130 (Combined Box 58)