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  • James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)
    James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematical physicist. His most prominent achievement was to formulate a set of equations that describe electricit...
  • William McMaster Murdoch (1873 - 1912)
    Lieutenant William "Will" McMaster Murdoch Murdoch, with an "ordinary master's certificate" and a reputation as a "canny and dependable man", had climbed through the ranks of the White Star Line to b...

Famous People Connected to Kirkcudbrightshire

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Image right - Lieutenant William "Will" McMaster Murdoch RNR

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  • James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematical physicist.
  • David Marshall Coulthard, MBE (born 27 March 1971), often known as DC, is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland.

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  • Lieutenant William "Will" McMaster Murdoch RNR (28 February 1873 – 15 April 1912) was a Scottish sailor who served as First Officer aboard the RMS Titanic, where he was employed by the White Star Line. He is notable as the officer in charge on the bridge the night when the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. He was one of those who died in the disaster.

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  • Joseph Tait (October 21, 1839 – ) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Toronto in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal member from 1890 to 1894.

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