Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Deas Jack
Born: 16 May 1899
Died: 17 June 1975
Bio Notes: James Deas Jack was born on 16 May 1899, the son of Herbert Low Jack, clerk, and his wife Watson Shepherd. He was articled to Hugh Gavin of Arbroath and Montrose in August 1914, attending continuation classes at Montrose Academy and taking correspondence courses. His training was interrupted by military service at home and abroad from 1917 to 1919, but he returned to Gavin's office thereafter and was latterly in charge of his Montrose branch office. He left in 1921 to take up an appointment as second assistant and chief draughtsman to the Architect and Master of Works to Perth City & County Education Authority. He remained there until December 1931 and the following month moved to Dumfries to work as first assistant and deputy to the Architect and Master of Works to Dumfries County Council. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 20 July 1943, his sole proposer being Joseph Weekes. His nomination papers state that he had obtained a diploma in building construction and that he was an Associate of the Faculty of Architects and Surveyors.

Jack died in Bridge of Earn Hospital, Bridge of Earn on 17 June 1975. His wife Elizabeth Shaw Blount had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 311, Hay Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 1975 
Item 2 of 3Nideggen, Noblehill, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1943 *  
Item 3 of 3County Buildings, Dumfries, Dumfreisshire, ScotlandBusiness1943 *  

* 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 4Hugh GavinAugust 1914November 1921Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Hugh GavinAfter 1919November 1921AssistantIn charge of Montrose branch office
Item 3 of 4Perth Education Authority Architect's DepartmentNovember 1921December 1931Second Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Dumfries County Council Architect and Master of Works DepartmentJanuary 1932After 1942Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Joseph Weekes20 July 1943for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 L no5460 (combined box 80)