Portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth, President 1962-1963
Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.
Charles Illingworth graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1922, later earning his ChM and MD. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1925 and worked in general surgery in Edinburgh for a time. He succeeded Archibald Young as Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow in 1939.
Illingworth was a gastroenterologist who served as President of the College between 1962 and 1964. He also served as Honorary Librarian between 1974 and 1980, and did much throughout his career to promote the medical history of Glasgow. He was created Knight Bachelor in 1961 and appointed Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland.