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Robert Evans Power

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Robert Evans Power (1907-1946)


1946 Obituary [1]

ROBERT EVANS POWER was born in 1907 and educated at the Cardiff Technical College and at the University of South Wales, where he took the joint course in mechanical engineering. Later he received further training at the East Ham Technical College. His apprenticeship was served from 1928 to 1930 with Messrs. Harland and Wolff, at North Woolwich, on whose technical staff he received an appointment in the following year as engineering assistant with responsibility to the London manager for the preparation of tenders.

Three years later he joined Messrs. Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, and was employed in the estimating department until 1939. His next appointment was that of assistant manager, with subsequent promotion to the post of senior assistant manager, at the Government Training Centre, Salford. His final position, which he held from 1942, was at the District Man-Power Office, Bolton, where he acted as labour supply inspector (Grade I).

Mr. Power, whose death occurred on 26th March 1946 joined the Institution as a Student in 1929, and was transferred to Graduateship in 1933, and to Associate Membership in 1934.


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