Edwin Percival Minnis Bahamas Scotland Jamaica

Biography of Edwin Percival Minnis

Edwin Percival Minnis was a lecturer of Law at the University of Glasgow in 1962 while also studying for a non-graduate certificate in Law and Scots Law Scots Law in 1963.

Minnis was born in 1924 at Nassau, The Bahamas, son of Samuel, a farmer. He came to Scotland from the Bahamas in 1948 after serving as an officer in the British Army in Jamaica during the Second World War. He received a scholarship to study Accountancy at the University of Edinburgh from where he graduated with an MA in Economics in 1952, and went on to attain a chartered accountancy qualification.

Minnis served his accountancy apprenticeship in Glasgow, after which he began lecturing at University of Glasgow on a temporary basis. He also spent time completing a non-graduate certificate in Law and Scots Law in 1963, before finally obtaining a full-time position at the College of Commerce, which became part of Strathclyde University, where he had a long career as a senior lecturer of accountancy.

Minnis also held the position of Justice of the Peace and later became Chair of the Justices, and in the late 1980s set up his own accountancy firm.

In 1992 he was called back to the Bahamas in order to serve on the Commission of Inquiry investigating the level of corruption in public services.

Minnis passed away in December 2012.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/74/12 Matriculation slips 1953-4
  • R8/5/83/11 Matriculation slips 1962-3


Edwin Percival Minnis
Born 3 March 1924.
Died 11 December 2012.
GU Degree: Social Sciences, 1962-1963;
University Link: Lecturer
Occupation categories: accountants; lecturers; military
English snippet: Accountancy lecturer at the University of Glasgow 1962-1963
Record last updated: 22nd Apr 2014

Country Associations

Bahamas Bahamas, Nassau
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, East Kilbride
Place of Death

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Lecturer