Elected: 1983
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Dr Robert Ferguson Legget CC Hon FRSE
Robert Legget, distinguished civil engineer, geologist, author and historian, died on 17th April 1994 in Ottawa, Canada at the age of 89.

He was born in Liverpool, on 29th September 1904, the son of Scottish parents, was educated at the Merchant Taylor’s School, Great Crosby, and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1925 with a First Class Honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering followed by a Master of Engineering degree in 1927.

From 1925 to 1929 he was an Assistant Engineer with consulting civil engineers, Meik and Buchanan, later Sir William Halcrow and Partners and was engaged on the design of hydro power plants in Scotland, Greece, Italy and Finland, his principal involvement being with the Lochaber hydro power scheme which included what was then the longest tunnel in the world.

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