William Allan Mcwhirter, British newspaper executive. Served in British Army, Egypt and Balkans, 1914-1918, with Ross Mountain Battery. President, London Ayrshire Society; member London Committee Scottish Council.
Mcwhirter, William Allan was born in September 1890 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of William and Margaret (Simpson) Mcwhirter.
Education high school, Glasgow.
Director, Daily Record, Glasgow, 1919-1925. Editor, director Sunday Pictorial. Director Daily Mirror, Daily Mirror Group.
Managing director Northcliffe Newspapers Ltd. Managing director Daily Mail, since 1944.
Author articles on political, industrial and economics subjects.
Served in British Army, Egypt and Balkans, 1914-1918, with Ross Mountain Battery. President, London Ayrshire Society. Member London Committee Scottish Council.
Married Margaret Williamson, September 1923. Children: Kennedy Graeme, Norris Dewar, Alan Ross.