Playfair, Lyon [Macdonald] [1st Baron Playfair] ♂
Student United College 1831-1832 Gk. Jun.; Lat. Jun. 1832-1833 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov. 1833-1834 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Log.; Math. 1.
Born 21.5.1818 at Chunar [India] son of George Playfair, Chief Inspector General of Hospitals, Bengal and Janet/Jessie Ross. [Doctor]
Also at Edinburgh University - medical student 1838-1839.
Professor of Chemistry, Edinburgh University 1858-1868. [University professor]
Member of Parliament [M.P.] for Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews [Edinburgh University, St Andrews University] 1868-1885. Leeds 1885-1892. Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. [Politician]
K.C.B. [Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath]. Created 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews 1892.
- H. Playfair, The Playfair book