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Albert Senior

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Albert Senior (1867-1930) of George Senior and Sons

1867 Born the son of George Senior

1930 Obituary [1]

ALBERT SENIOR, C.B.E., J.P., passed away on Sunday morning, December 29, 1929; he was sixty-two years of age.

Born in 1867, he entered his father's business - George Senior & Sons, Ltd. - when he was sixteen years old, and was connected with that firm for the rest of his life; at his father's death in 1915 he became governing director.

He was also a director of the Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mills Co., Ltd., and of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Co., Swedish Consul in Sheffield, deputy chairman of the Applied Science Department of Sheffield University, a member of council of the Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Federation of British Industries.

He had been a city magistrate since 1917, and had been a member of the Cutlers' Company. He was keenly interested in the problem of smoke abatement, and represented Sheffield when he interviewed the Committee on Smoke Abatement in London in 1924.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1894.

1939 Obituary [2]

We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. Albert Senior, a. local director of Thos. W. Ward, Ltd., which took place at Sheffield on February 26th. Mr. Senior began his career with Thos. W. Ward, Ltd., in 1898. For over thirty-five years be was actively connected with their scrap iron and steel department, and was well known in that connection throughout the country.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1930 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries
  2. The Engineer 1939 Jan-Jun: Index