William Fairbairn

Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Baronet of Ardwick Bt FRS (19 February 1789 – 18 August 1874) was a Scottish civil engineer, structural engineer and shipbuilder. In 1854 he succeeded George Stephenson and Robert Stephenson to become the third president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.[2]

Sir William Fairbairn

by Benjamin Rawlinson Faulkner, in the foreground Observations of the Cold blast, referring to On the strength and properties of cast iron obtained from the Hot and Cold blast, presented at the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1838[1]
Born(1789-02-19)19 February 1789
Kelso, Scotland
Died18 August 1874(1874-08-18) (aged 85)
NationalityBritish
Known forStructural ironwork
Shipbuilding
Locomotives
Lancashire Boiler