Elected: 1977
Discipline: Engineering
Mr William Murray Cormie CBE ERD FRSE
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Bill Cormie achieved great distinction in a broad range of activities, professionally and through his contributions to the community. His achievements were matched by a balanced and engaging but modest personality that made him many friends and admirers. He was the eldest of four children, from a family with a craftsmanship background. His father, James, was a foreman iron turner, and this may have influenced his choice of a career in civil engineering. After Dumbarton Academy he entered the faculty of engineering at the University of Glasgow and graduated with first-class honours in civil engineering in 1937. He financed his studies by lecturing part-time at Stow College.