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Frederick William Lawson

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Frederick William Lawson (1845-1915) of Samuel Lawson and Sons, Hope Foundry, Leeds.


1915 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK WILLIAM LAWSON was born at Leeds on 24th June 1845.

He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and served an apprenticeship of eight years with Messrs. Samuel Lawson and Sons, Hope Foundry, Leeds, becoming a partner in the firm in 1876.

In 1895 he entered the Leeds City Council, where, amongst other municipal enterprises in which he took an active part, he gave special support to the reorganization of the tramway system of the city.

In 1900 he became Lord Mayor of Leeds.

His death took place at Bath on 24th February 1915, in his seventieth year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1882.



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