William Whitelaw (Perth MP)
Whitelaw was a director of the Highland Railway (HR) from 1898, and Chairman of the HR from 1902 to 1912, and again in 1916. He was later Chairman of the North British Railway (NBR), being appointed in 1912, and when the NBR amalgamated with other railways at the start of 1923 to form the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), Whitelaw was elected unanimously to become the first Chairman of the LNER. He resigned from this post in September 1938.
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- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 518. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hughes, Geoffrey (1987) . LNER. London: Guild Publishing/Book Club Associates. p. 14. CN 1455.
- Ellis, Cuthbert Hamilton (September 1959) . The North British Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 214. 813/284/15 959.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Whitelaw
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