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David Thomson
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Born in Dundee, Angus and Dundee
Born on 23rd of May 1861
Died on 12th of December 1954

Born 1861. Died 1954 - Scottish newspaper proprietor.

Owned and managed Dundee newspaper business from 1884. Publications included Dundee Courier and Advertiser, Sunday Post, Scots Magazine and The Peopleís Friend. Published childrenís comics such as Beano and Dandy. Deputy Lieutenant for City of Dundee for 54 years, a governor of university college of Dundee for 62 years.

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