Carlyle Gifford

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Thomas Johnstone Carlyle Gifford (14 January 1881 – 24 January 1975) was one of the founders of Baillie Gifford, one of the United Kingdom's largest investment management firms.

Career[edit]

Born at Ingleston near Twynholm in Kirkcudbrightshire and educated at George Watson's College and Edinburgh University, Carlyle Gifford trained with the firm of W.S. Cook and became a Writer to the Signet in 1905.[1]

In 1907 he co-founded the legal firm of Baillie Gifford WS which in 1909 formed and then acted as manager of The Scottish Mortgage and Trust Company Limited.[2]

He specialised in Land law and in Stock Exchange rules.[1] He served on the Boards of Scottish Widows and Edinburgh University.[1]

He helped set up the Association of Investment Trust Companies in 1929 and served as Chairman from 1934 to 1936.[1]

During World War II he worked in the United States where he acted as an agent for HM Treasury selling British overseas investments.[3]

He lived in Edinburgh and died there in 1975.[4]

Family[edit]

In 1907 he married Maud Oriel Riata Pearson daughter of Charles Henry Pearson and together they went on to have two sons.[1] In 1960 he married again to Sophia Mary Wharton Millar who survived him.[1]

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