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Commemorative Plaques Record Details

George Thomson (1804 - 1895)

Picture of the Palque

Location : 35 Marischal Street

Area : Central Aberdeen

Plaque Type : Yellow

About George Thomson : Clipper Ship Owner. Born in Woolwich and educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, he developed his own business as a Ship Insurance Broker in 1825. He became principal owner of the world famous shipping line The Aberdeen White Star Line, which included the fast tea clipper the Thermopylae. He was elected Dean of Guild in 1840 and Lord Provost of Aberdeen in 1847.