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Edward Thomas John

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Edward Thomas John (1857-1931)

1931 Obituary [1]

EDWARD THOMAS JOHN died at his home in Kent on February 18, 1931; he was sixty years of age.

He was born at Pontypridd in 1857; in 1871 he went to Middlesbrough and commenced in a lowly position with Bolckow, Vaughan & Co., Ltd., but he rose to the post of first manager.

Later, he was appointed managing director of the Linthorpe Dinsdale Smelting Co., Ltd., and of the Asperiana Mines, Ltd.; he also became chairman of the Indian Manganese Co., Ltd.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1897.

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