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Arthur Richard Banks

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Arthur Richard Banks (c1864-1929), Chairman of Johnson Iron and Steel Co

1929 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR RICHARD BANKS, Of West Bromwich, died on January 11, 1929, after a brief illness, in his sixty-sixth year.

He joined the firm of J. T. and W. E. Johnson, iron founders, of Church Lane, West Bromwich, and rose to the position of general manager.

In 1897 the firm became the Johnson Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., of which Mr. Banks was the managing director, later becoming its chairman. His experience of the iron and coal trades was wide and varied, and he was associated with various other enterprises.

Mr. Banks was a regular attendant at the meetings of the Iron and Steel Institute, of which he was elected a member in 1903.

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