Sir Hector Hetherington Scotland

Biography of Sir Hector Hetherington

Hector Hetherington
Hector Hetherington

Sir Hector James Wright Hetherington (1888-1965) was Principal of the University from 1936 until 1961. The Hetherington Building is named for him.

Born in Cowdenbeath, Hetherington studied at the University from 1905 to 1910. He was a lecturer in the Department of Moral Philosophy from 1910 until 1914.

After occupying a number of academic positions in England, and a brief spell at the University as Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1924 to 1927, Hetherington became Vice-Chancellor of the Univerity of Liverpool. His success resulted in another return to the University, as Principal, in 1936.

Hetherington was created a knight in 1936 and became KBE in 1948 and GBE in 1962. In 1961 he became a Freeman of the City of Glasgow.


Sir Hector Hetherington
University Administrator

Born 21 July 1888, Cowdenbeath, Scotland.
Died 15 January 1961.
GU Degrees: MA, 1909; LLD, 1924;
University Link: Lecturer, Principal, Professor
Occupation categories: administrators; moral philosophers
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P13858
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