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Frederick Adam Hamilton

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Frederick Adam Hamilton


1913 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK ADAM HAMILTON was born in Kent in 1840, and spent his early years in the British mercantile marine. He joined Garibaldi's army for the liberation of Rome, and was for some time held a prisoner by the Italian Government.

He was then employed by the Anglo-Mediterranean Telegraph Company, and on returning to London in 1869 joined the staff of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company.

After taking part in cable expeditions for this Company in various parts of the world, he joined the Anglo-American Telegraph Company and was chief electrician of the C.S. Minia for nearly twenty years.

He then started as a consulting engineer at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and-was employed by the United States Government for some time in the extension and maintenance of the inter-island submarine cable system in the Philippine Islands.

After the completion of this work he joined theCommercial Cable Company as chief electrician of the C.S. Mackay-Bennett, and held that position until his death, which occurred on 19th December, 1912, at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He joined the Institution in 1873 as an Associate, and was transferred to the class of Members in 1886.


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