James Ferguson Dyer Japan India

Biography of James Ferguson Dyer

James Ferguson Dyer graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1901.

James was born 2 July, 1880 in Tokyo, Japan. He was youngest of the three Dyer brothers, whose father was Henry Dyer, the influential Scottish engineer and educationalist who contributed to the industrialization of Japan.

Dyer began his studies at the University in 1897 at the age of 17. He attended classes in Latin, Moral Philosophy, and honours classes in German, History and Political Economy. After graduation, Dyer attended Balliol College, Oxford, and later became a civil servant in India.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/31 General Council Register
  • R3/1/1 Registers of dates of birth of graduates
  • R8/5/10/9 Glasgow University Matriculation Slips from 1898-1899 (Men D-F)


James Ferguson Dyer
Born 2 July 1880.
Died 1940.
GU Degree: MA, 1901; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: civil servants
English snippet: Arts graduate from the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 21st Jan 2013

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Japan Japan, Tokyo
Place of Birth

India India, No Region

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