Hugh Douglas (minister)

Hugh Osborne Douglas KCVO CBE TD[1] was an eminent Church of Scotland minister in the 20th century.[2]

He was born into an ecclesiastical family [3] in Glasgow on 11 September 1911 and educated at Glasgow Academy[4] and the University of Glasgow. Licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Glasgow in 1935 he was Assistant Minister at Govan Old Parish Church until 1939. He was also Minister at St John’s Leven, North Leith Parish Church and Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's) during his long career. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1970 to 1971 and Chapel Royal from 1974 until 1981.[5]

An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen from 1959,[6] he died on 4 January 1986.


  1. London Gazette
  2. "Unique gathering for new General Synod". The Times (57997). 15 October 1970. p. 14, col. D.
  3. His father was Rev. Robert Baillie Douglas, DD, missionary in Western India Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  4. Douglas Archives
  5. "Church news". The Times (58995). 23 January 1974. p. 16, col. D.
  6. "No. 17778". The Edinburgh Gazette. 18 December 1959. p. 715.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Thomas Moffat Murchison
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Succeeded by
Andrew Herron
Preceded by
James Boyd Longmuir
Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland
Succeeded by
Robert Alexander Stewart Barbour

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