John Williamson (iii)

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John Andrew Williamson (b. 1879, Lerwick, d. 7 February 1951, Lerwick) was a compositor, printer, Lerwick Town Councillor between 1941 and 1945, and a County Councillor for Gulberwick from 1949 until his death in 1951.


John worked as a printer for 58 years. As a young man, he enjoyed cliff climbing and continued to participate in that hobby until just four months before his death. He was a member of the Life-Saving Association and held a long-service medal of that body.

He represented Labour at the 1949 Zetland County Council election. Upon his death, the Town Hall and County Buildings (where the court is now) flew their flags at half mast.

He unsuccessfully contested the 1937 and the 1938 Lerwick Town Council election.

Political Career

Lerwick Town Council

Zetland County Council

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Zetland County Council
Preceded by
Charles Mitchell
Member for

Succeeded by
James Nicolson
Gulberwick County Councillors
Councillors Alfred Stove (1890-1901) • William Shand (1901-1910) • Samuel Fordyce (1910-1921) • James Goodlad (1921-1924) • Thomas Anderson (1924-1925) • Thomas Johnston (1925-1936) • George Smith (1936-1945) • Charles Mitchell (1945-1949) • John Williamson (1949-1951) • James Nicolson (1951-1955) • John Irvine (1955-1958) • Robert Johnson (1958-1970) • Arthur Irvine (1970-1975)