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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (D)
Dyer, Henry

(1848-1918) born in Bothwell, he greatly aided in the industrialization of Japan in the late nineteenth century when he became the first principal and professor of engineering at the (then) new Imperial College of engineering in Tokyo. When he left in 1882, what had come to be called Dyer’s College, the emperor awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun.

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