Mary Campbell Biggar Scotland

Biography of Mary Campbell Biggar

Mary Campbell Gordon, nee Biggar (1883-1965) was the first woman, and the fourth person, to be awarded a Diploma in Education by the University.

Campbell was born in Polmont, the daughter of a schoolmaster. She matriculated at the University in 1900 and graduated MA first class in French and German in 1903. She won a number of class prizes in both French and German during the course of her undergraduate degree.

In April 1904, Campbell obtained a Diploma in Education with Distinction in French and German. According to the General Council Register, she became a teacher in Polmont. She married George S Gordon in 1909.


Mary Campbell Biggar

Born 12 February 1883, Polmont, Scotland.
Died 9 October 1965.
GU Degrees: MA, 1903; Dip Ed, 1904;
University Link: Alumnus
Occupation categories: school teachers
Record last updated: 5th Mar 2013

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