Lord Provost Alex Mosson, after receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for his contribution to the life, work and prosperity of the city at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002.
Born in Anderston, Mosson left school at 15 and worked as an insulating engineer for twenty-two years. He became an official of the Transport and General Workers' Union and a member of the Labour Party, and was elected councillor for his home ward of Anderston in 1984. He held a variety of posts associated with Personnel, Environmental Health, Arts and Culture, Housing and administrative and management committees in the City. He was elected Lord Provost in 1999.
Mosson was associated with many notable events during his time as Lord Provost. These included the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in 2002, the twinning of the city with Havana and the promotion of the £500 million Glasgow Harbour Development. As Lord Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow, the Lord Provost accompanied the Queen at the opening of the Science Centre and the Lighthouse. He represented the city at the funerals of the Queen Mother and Cardinal Thomas Winning.
Reference: GB 1847 GCU
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