Yoso Suzuki Japan

Biography of Yoso Suzuki

Yoso Suzuki, courtesy of Toni Suzuki Laidlaw
Yoso Suzuki, courtesy of Toni Suzuki Laidlaw

Yoso Suzuki enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1898, aged 23, to study Engineering. He was born in Koishi Kawa, Toyko, Japan, son of Makoto, a photographer.

During his first academic year at the University, from 1898 to 1899, Suzuki studied Engineering Class I: Materials of Construction, and Class IV: Higher Dynamics, and Engineering Drawing and Calculations. Between 1899 and 1900, Suzuki attended Engineering Class III: Prime Movers and Mechanics of Machinery. All classes were taken by Professor Archibald Barr.

While studying at the University, Suzuki met and married Glaswegian, Jessie Laidlaw, with whom he returned to Japan to raise their family. Yoso went on to design and construct railroads in Japan and in Korea.


Archival Materials

  • Class Catalogue (R9/1/9)
  • Matriculation Slips (R8/5/19/8, R8/5/20/8)


Yoso Suzuki
Born 1875.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1898-1900;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Engineering student at the University of Glasgow (1898-1900)
Record last updated: 3rd May 2013

Country Associations

Japan Japan, Tokyo

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student