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Richard Vassar-Smith

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Sir Richard Vassar-Smith (1843-1922)


1922 Obituary [1]

Sir RICHARD VASSAR-SMITH, Bart., died on August 2, 1922.

He was born in 1843 and was educated at the College School, Gloucester.

He joined his father's business of general agents for the Great Western Railway, becoming head of the firm in 1870.

Later he became associated with the Gloucester Railway Carriage Co. and the Port Talbot Steel Co. He was also a director of Messrs. Baldwin, Ltd., British Mannesmann Tube Co., Brymbo Steel Co., Taylor's Navigation Steam Coal Co., and Lloyd's Bank. In 1917 he received a baronetcy in recognition of the services which he rendered to the Government during the war.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1907.



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