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Alexander G. M. Jack

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Alexander G. M. Jack ( -1927) of Hadfields

1927 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER G. M. JACK died in Sheffield on August 2, 1927.

At the age of twelve he entered the engineering department of Woolwich Arsenal as an engineer's apprentice, and served seven years.

At the age of twenty-two he joined the United States Navy as an engineer, and two years later he erected and set in operation the Nai-Kuang Sze Arsenal, near Tientsin, China, where he remained six years.

His long association with Sheffield began when he joined the firm of Hadfields Ltd., in 1888. He served with the firm for thirty-three years, being in turn works manager, general manager, director, managing director, and finally deputy chairman, from which position he retired in 1921. Up to the time of his death, however, his services were always at the disposal of the firm, which he helped in no small measure to develop, in a consulting capacity.

He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1890.

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