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Harry L. Butterworth

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Harry L. Butterworth (c1895-1964), chairman of Lancaster and Tonge

1964 Obituary [1]

Mr Harry L. Butterworth, M.C., B.Sc. (Member), Chairman of Lancaster and Tonge Ltd, died on 8th February, aged 69.

Mr Butterworth, whose father was a founder-member of the North Western Branch was apprenticed to Lancaster and Tonge Ltd, before the 1914-18 war. After service in the Royal Engineers where he won the M.C. and Bar, he went to Manchester University and obtained his B.Sc., before re-joining the Company as Assistant Manager in 1921. He became a Director in 1930 and Chairman and Managing Director in 1941.

Mr Butterworth became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1924 and transferred to Member in 1939. He served on the North Western Branch Committee; was a Past-Chairman of the Branch and a Past-President of the Manchester Assn of Engrs.

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