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Alexander Fleck, 1st Baron Fleck

Alexander Fleck, 1st Baron Fleck
Born (1889-11-11)11 November 1889
Died 6 August 1968(1968-08-06) (aged 78)
Institutions Imperial Chemical Industries
Royal Institution
University of Glasgow
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Notable awards KBE
Fellow of the Royal Society (1955)[1]
Alexander Fleck, 1st Baron Fleck FRS[1] KBE (11 November 1889 – 6 August 1968) was a British industrial chemist.[2]


  • Background and education 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4

Background and education

Fleck born and educated in Glasgow. He attained a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow in the chemistry of radioactive substances. He was associated with the Beatson Oncology Centre where he studied the effects of radium on cancerous growths at the beginning of World War I.


Fleck was appointed to the board of Fellow of the Royal Society in 1955.[1] In 1960 he was invited to deliver the MacMillan Memorial Lecture[3] to the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. He chose the subject 'Interdependence of Engineering and Chemistry'. He was President of the Royal Institution in 1963. In 1961 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Fleck, of Saltcoats in the County of Ayr.[4]

Personal life

Lord Fleck died in August 1968, aged 78, when the barony became extinct.


  1. ^ a b c d Holroyd, R. (1971). "Alexander Fleck. Baron Fleck of Saltcoats 1889-1968".  
  2. ^ Portraits of Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck at the National Portrait Gallery, London
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42272. p. 933. 7 February 1961.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Fleck
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