Donald Macdonald United States Scotland

Biography of Donald Macdonald

Donald Macdonald studied Engineering at the University from 1910 until 1915. He was born on 31 January 1893, the youngest son of Elizabeth Fyfe Macdonald of Glasgow and Symington Macdonald of Carron, who both immigrated from Scotland to Mount Carbon, West Virginia before the birth of their children. His father worked as a mining engineer and general manager of the Kanawha Colliery Company.

Macdonald followed in the footsteps of his two eldest brothers and enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1910 at the age of 17. Like his eldest brother Symington, he studied Engineering and attended such classes as Mathematics (Ordinary) and Mathematics VI; Natural Philosophy (Junior and Senior); Engineering I, II, and IV; Chemistry, Chemical Lab, Engineering Lab (Junior), Geology, Mining I, Engineering Drawing (Junior and Senior), Drawing (Special), and Metallurgy.

He left the University in 1915 and returned to West Virginia.


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Archival Materials

  • R8/5/31/5 Matriculation Slips 1910-1911
  • R8/5/32/5 Matriculation Slips 1911-12
  • R8/5/33/5 Matriculation Slips 1912-13
  • R8/5/34/5 Matriculation Slips 1913-14
  • R8/5/35/5 Matriculation Slips 1914-15


Donald Macdonald
Born 31 January 1893.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1910-15;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Engineering student of the University of Glasgow 1910-15
Record last updated: 19th Dec 2013

Country Associations

United States United States, West Virgina, Mount Carbon
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

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University Roles

  • Student