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Andrew Home-Morton

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Andrew Home-Morton (c1875-1943)

1944 Obituary [1]

ANDREW HOME MORTON was the secretary of the Incorporated Association of Electric Power Companies at the time of his death, which occurred on 5th December 1943, at the age of 68. He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1910, and was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

After receiving his education at St. Paul's School and King Edward VI School, Birmingham, he began in 1892 a six years' pupilage, which he served, first with Messrs. Tangyes, Ltd., of Birmingham, and later with his father, Mr. David Home-Morton, in Glasgow. In 1902 he was appointed a partner in his father's firm, and for twenty years was responsible as resident engineer for a number of works, including the equipment of ironworks for the Victoria Iron and Steel Company, Coatbridge; pumping plant for the Western District, Glasgow Main Drainage; and extensions to the works of the Metropolitan Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, Birmingham.

In 1922 he became publicity and exhibition manager to Messrs. Nestle's, Ltd., and a year later was appointed general manager and managing director of Messrs. Roche Products, Ltd. From 1933 until 1936 he was in practice as a consulting engineer, and in April 1937 was appointed secretary to the Joint Committee of Electricity Supply Company Associations. In the following September Mr. Home Morton was made assistant secretary of the Incorporated Association of Electric Power Companies. His appointment as secretary dated from 1938.

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