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Arthur Ernest Hawkins

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Sir Arthur Ernest Hawkins (1913–1999), B.Sc. Engineering, Chartered Engineer (UK), F.I.Mech.E., F.I.E.E., M.Inst.F., of the CEGB

1913 Born in Lympley Stoke, Bath, Somerset and educated at the Great Yarmouth High School.

He joined the CEGB and was heavily involved in the 275 kV and 400 kV Supergrid in the department of the Transmission Project Group.

He married Laura Judith Tallent Draper in Marylebone Middlesex 1939.

At the inception of the first 2000 MW power station West Burton in 1969 Arthur was then in charge of the CEGB Midlands Region based in Moseley Birmingham.

He was made chairman of the CEGB in 1977 preceded by Sir Stanley Brown and proceeded by Glyn England in 1977.

In June 1976 he was awarded the OBE as Chairman of the CEGB.

After retirement he served as a director with the Community of St Andrew Trust at Lincolns Inn, London.

He is survived by his son Andrew Hawkins and daughter Ruth Hawkins.

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