THE McINTOSH CONNECTION
William McIntosh (right) was born at
Belturbet, Ireland, in 1836 and joined Glasgow Police as a Clerk on 17 March
1858. His intelligence was soon recognised by Chief Constable James Smart
and he was quickly promoted to Inspector in charge of the Chief Constable's Office.
He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1864 and Superintendent in 1889, still retaining his post which had grown proportionately in workload and responsibility.
He was married and had three daughters and two sons. His youngest son Charles Rennie McIntosh (left) was an architect and designer and is admired as the greatest Scottish designer of the 20th.Century. He designed furniture, buildings and jewellery and his work is appreciated by admirers from all over the World.
The McIntosh family changed the spelling of their name to 'Mackintosh' in the late 1880's.
William McIntosh retired from Glasgow Police on 1 October 1899 after forty-one years' Service, and died on 10 February 1908 at the age of 71.
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