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Sir John McDougall (3 March 1844 - 8 May 1917).

The son of Alexander McDougall of Manchester, he was a Fellow of the Chemical Society.

Member of the Progressive Party elected to the London County Council, representing Tower Hamlets, Poplar from 1889-1913. The Chairman of the County Council for 1902-03, he was knighted as part of the Coronation Honours of Edward VII in June 1902.[1]

One of the McDougall Brothers who had developed a patent substitute for yeast, which revolutionised home baking.

Sir John McDougall Gardens, created mid 20th century named after him (had flour mill in the area)

Some information here [1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Coronation Honours". The Times: p. 5. 26 June 1902. 

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