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Name: FARQUHARSON, James Robbie KBE, Sir

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Birth Date: 1 Nov 1903 Cortachy, Angus, Scotland

Death Date: 17 Feb 2005 Kirriemuir, Scotland

First Date: 1925

Last Date: 1961

Profession: Civil Engineer. Initially Asst. Engineer, K&U Railways, Chief Engineer and General Manager Tanganyika Railways, Chief Engineer and Deputy Gen. Manager EAR&H, Gen. Manager Sudan Railways 1952-57, Gen. Manager EAR&H 1957-61

Area: Nairobi, Mombasa, Jinja, Dar es Salaam

Married: In Kirriemuir 11 Dec 1933 Agnes Binnie 'Nan' Graham b. 2 Nov 1902 Highbury, London, d. 5 Nov 1992 Dundee

Children: Kenneth Graham (8 Jan 1935 Nairobi-2021); Hugh

Book Reference: EAWL, Who's Who, Hut, Colonial, Dominion, Telegraph

School: Royal Technical Coll. Glasgow, Glasgow University

General Information:

Member of Kongonis;  
Who's Who - Asst. Engineer, LMS Railway 1923-25; Asst. Engineer, Kenya & Uganda Railway 1925-33, Senior Asst. Engineer 1933-37; Asst. to Gen. Manager, Tanganyika Railways 1937-41; Chief Engineer Tanganyika Railways 1941-45; General Manager Tanganyika Railways 1945-48; Deputy General Manager East African Railways 1948-52; General Manager Sudan Railways 1952-57; Gen. Manager East African Railways and Harbours 1957-61; Asst. Crown Agent and Engineer-in-Chief of Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations 1961-65. Chm. Millbank Technical Services Ordnance Ltd. 1973-75; Mem. Exec. Cttee, Scottish Council for Develt and Industry. Recreation cricket.
Dominion - Public Works Department - Railways - Engineering - Assistant Engineer - 1930
Gazette - 11/11/1925 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Asst. Engineer, Ug. Rly. - James R. Farquharson

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