JOHN Anderson believed all working men and women should have the chance of an education – and he left an important legacy behind in Glasgow.

Could he be your number one Glaswegian?

Over the summer we are revealing the names of 100 men and women who have put the city on the map through sport, science, politics, the arts and more. Most were born here, some moved here to work or study and have since made the city their own, opening the eyes of others around the world to its strengths and successes; and others have made such an impact on Glasgow that, despite having been born elsewhere, they are inextricably linked with the city, its people, culture and ideals. Once all 100 have been announced, we will be opening our list up to a public vote.

Natural philosopher John encouraged James Watt in his development of steam power, was acquainted with Benjamin Franklin, and in 1772 he installed the first lightning conductor in Glasgow.

He wanted to provide “useful learning” to the working class. He ran non-academic lectures in the evenings, and left money in his will for the foundation of a school in Glasgow called Anderson’s Institution, now the University of Strathclyde. He is buried in Ramshorn Cemetery on Ingram Street.

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Adele Patrick has also ensured a fantastic legacy for our city, in the shape of Glasgow Women’s Library.

Adele moved to Glasgow when she was a 17-year-old student, and the library she founded is now a nationally respected museum which gives women from all walks of life a voice. She has won a clutch of accolades, including Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year 2015, and continues to drive forward GWL as a place of learning, fun and support for all.

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Two more contenders will be revealed tomorrow.