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Frederik Michael Nicolai Dresing

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Frederik Michael Nicolai Dresing (1867-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

FREDERIK MICHAEL NICOLAI DRESING was born in land in 1867, his father being a well-known Danish politician.

He entered the telegraph service in 1884, joining the staff of the Great Northern Telegraph Company, and serving at several of that Company's stations in Europe and China. For some time he had charge of the electrical department on board the company's cable steamer Store Nordiske.

His work in the Far East attracted considerable attention, resulting in 1903 in his being appointed head of the Chinese School of Telegraphy at Shanghai.

In the following year he left the service of the Great Northern Telegraph Company, becoming Chief Superintendent and Advisory Director of the Imperial Chinese Telegraphs.

From that time until his death, which took place at Pekin on 15th November, 1912, he devoted his attention to the development of telegraphs in the Chinese Empire. The numerous decorations that he received show that his success in that capacity was not unappreciated.

He was elected a Foreign Member of the Institution in 1898, and became a Member in 1911.

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