Biographical entry Cumming, Alexander C. (1881? - 1941?)
Alexander Cumming was managing director of Messrs. Macfie & Son Ltd, sugar refiners, of Liverpool; Director of United Mollasses Co. Ltd; and Chairman of Ramis, Clark & Co. Ltd. He was educated at the University of Melbourne then left for Scotland where he was appointed Assistant to Professor of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. Cumming went on to organise TNT factories in Leith and Edinburgh during World War I and lecture in technical chemistry at the university from c.1918 to 1920. He also ran a consultancy practice before joining Messrs. Macfie & Son Ltd. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 2 March 2018