Elected: 1995
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Professor William Morrison Gordon FRSE
Bill, as all his colleagues knew him, was an Aberdeenshire man by birth. He attended Inverurie Academy briefly, and then moved to Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen (1946-50), where he was modern languages dux. He held a bursarship when he did his MA at Aberdeen, graduating in 1953. As was quite common at that time, he did his law degree at Aberdeen at the same time as his legal apprenticeship, completing both in 1955, when he was admitted solicitor.

Bill then did his National Service in the Royal Navy, a period which he enjoyed, before returning to the law as an Assistant in Jurisprudence at the University of Aberdeen, 1957-60. He married Isabella in June 1957, and they had four children.

Read full obituary