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J. Frame Thomson

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J. Frame Thomson (1867-1913) - probably this refers to Thomas Frame Thomson

1913 Obituary [1]

J. FRAME THOMSON died on September 30, 1913, at his residence, Caen Wood Towers, Highgate, as the result of a gun accident on the eve of his departure for a journey to America. He was born at Dowanside, Glasgow, in 1867, and at the age of sixteen he became a pupil to the firm of Strain & Robertson, civil engineers, of Glasgow.

He afterwards became a partner in the firm under the style of Strain, Robertson & Thomson, which partnership lasted for five years. He was then engaged in practice as a civil engineer in London. He was deputy-chairman of the Anglo-Argentine Tramways Co., Ltd., a director .of the Compagnie Generale de Tramways de Buenos Aires, vice-chairman of the Cordoba (Argentine) Light, Power, and Traction Co., Ltd., vice-chairman of the United Tramways of Montevideo, and a director of the Alliance Co., Ltd., of London.

In 1906 he became interested in the Otis Steel Co., Ltd., as a director, and chairman of the board. He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Societe des Inglnieurs Civils de France, and the American Iron and Steel Institute.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1906.

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