Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Campbell
Born: 17 April 1909
Died: 15 May 1980
Bio Notes: John Campbell was born on 17 April 1909, the son of Hugh Campbell, master mariner, and his wife Elizabeth Flett, and commenced an apprenticeship with Baird & Thomson of Glasgow in February 1926. He commenced the diploma course at Glasgow School of Art in September 1927, returning to Baird & Thomson during the summer holiday in 1928. He assisted in the office of John B Wilson & Son from June 1929 to September 1931, continuing to attend evening classes and resuming day classes thereafter. He moved briefly to London in 1932, working for the practice of Welch, Cachemaille-Day & Lauder from May to December, and returned to Glasgow to undertake the final six months of his diploma at the beginning of 1933.

During August 1933 Campbell assisted Thomas Harold Hughes on an as yet unidentified competition design, and in October that year he joined J M Monro & Son. He was still with the latter firm when he was admitted ARIBA on 14 January 1935, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Herbert Archibald Welch and Andrew Graham Henderson.

Campbell was found dead on 15 May 1980. He was single.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 249, St Kilda Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateLate 1934 *After 1950 
Item 2 of 2307, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1935 *  

* 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 6Baird & ThomsonFebruary 1926September 1927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Baird & ThomsonJuly 1928September 1928Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6John B Wilson & SonJune 1929September 1931Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Welch, Cachemaille-Day & LauderMay 1932December 1932Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Thomas Harold HughesAugust 1933August 1933AssistantAssisting on competition design
Item 6 of 6J M Monro & SonOctober 1933After 1934Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Graham Henderson14 January 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes14 January 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Archibald Welch14 January 1935for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5604 (combined box 90)