George Stout (1927 – 2009)
George Alexander Stout joined the Alliance Trust in 1951 and worked his way through the ranks to joint Manager and Director by his retiral in 1988. A respected Dundee businessman he went on to become recognised as a leading authority on the history of investment trusts.
(George’s obituary, written by Norman Robertson, a fellow FP, can be viewed online – www. theherald.co.uk)
Born in Dundee, George was educated at Morgan Academy where he was a distinguished scholar, keen sportsman and school captain 1944-45. He then completed his formal education at Edinburgh University gaining a First in Economics and Political Science and a Doctorate for post graduate research before doing his national service in the R.A.F.
Following the disastrous fire in 2001, George worked, with unstinting determination, to preserve the history of Morgan Academy for future generations. He, and any “volunteers” whom he could commandeer, separated the large quantity of Morgan photographs and documents stored in the City Archives, making them ready for cataloguing. He became the font of all Morgan historical Knowledge and assisted in with the selection of items for display in the refurbished room in the School tower. School Magazines were scanned under his direction, by a dedicated group of FPs, and the “Cheesie” cine films were transformed into saleable video and dvd forms. Numerous articles, “Brush up your Morgan” were written for MAFPA “Morgan Matters” which can be seen online on the History page.
His interest in all things Morgan extended to the Invergowrie F.P. Lunch Club at which he was a regular attendee and had many contemporary school friends.
A keen golfer throughout his life his sudden and unexpected death, at the start of a round of golf, stunned all who knew him.