Obituary: Lord James of Rusholme

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The Independent Online
IN his interesting obituary of Lord James of Rusholme (21 May), Dr Gerald Aylmer claims that 'his knighthood in 1956 must have been the first gained by a non-public-school head', writes Arthur L. McCombie. I may be only one of many of your readers in Scotland who immediately rushed to check the details of the career of the very eminent Scottish educationist James Jackson Robertson, who, as Rector of Aberdeen Grammar School, was also knighted in 1956.

An additional point of interest is that Lord James's predecessor as High Master of Manchester Grammar School, Mr Douglas G. Miller, had also preceded Sir James as Rector of Aberdeen Grammar School.