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Watson, Robert Irving (1878–1948), oil industrialist

T. A. B. Corley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/47981

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Watson, Robert Irving (1878–1948), oil industrialist, was born at Nith Bank, Dumfries, on 22 November 1878, the younger son of Thomas Watson, editor and proprietor of the Dumfries and Galloway Standard, and his wife, Nancy Hamilton. At Dumfries Academy, he became classical dux...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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