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Dudley Gladstone Gordon

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Dudley Gladstone Gordon (Most Hon The Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair) (c1884-1972)

1911 Living at Bourne Place, Bexley, Kent: Dudley Gladstone Gordon (age 27 born Grosvenor Square, London), Engineer, Director and Company Manufacturing Refrigerating Machinery and Commercial Motor Vehicles. With his wife Cecile Elizabeth and two children.[1]

1972 Obituary [2]

The Most Hon The Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair, DSO, LL D (Hon Fellow), formerly Lord Dudley Gordon, died on Apr 16 at the age of 88. Educated at Cargilfield, Edinburgh and Harrow, he first became a pupil at the shipyard of Hall, Russell and Co.

Leaving in 1905 to continue his training at W. H. Allen, Sons and Co Ltd. In 1907 he joined J. & E. Hall Ltd where he successively became a Director in 1910, Managing Director in 1912 and Chairman in 1937.

During the First World War he commanded the 8th/10th battalion of the Gordon Highlanders, receiving the DSO in 1917. As a specialist in refrigeration, he was President of the British Association of Refrigeration from 1926-29, and for three years served as President of the British Engineers' Association.

In 1940 he became President of the Federation of British Industries and in 1953 President of the Allied Circle, the engineering division of the British Association for the Advancement in Science.

He was Chairman of Hadfields Ltd in the years 1945-62 and in 1947, our Centenary year, he was President of the Institution. He continued his association with the Institution in later years, always taking a keen interest in current developments.

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