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Josiah Wedgwood (1899-1968)

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Josiah Wedgwood (1899-1968), managing director of Wedgwood.

1899 Born son of Josiah Wedgwood (1872-1943)

He was father of Dr John Wedgwood (1919-2007)

1930 Became MD of the firm

He is credited with turning the company's fortunes around. He was responsible for the enlightened decision to move production to a modern purpose-built factory in a rural setting at Barlaston.

1968 Died. He had remained as chairman until this year.

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