S.H. Ade Doherty was a Nigerian chemist in Lagos during the dawn of the twentieth century. He was born in the city in 1884 and went to the C.M.S. Grammar School. He started his career working with the Medical Department of the Nigerian government in 1904, there he worked at a local dispensary for 8 years before starting his own business. He opened his business originally at Ebutte Metta but later moved to Broad St, Lagos.