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Robert Murray Hyslop

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Sir Robert Murray Hyslop (c1858-1935), chairman of Mosers

1901. Of 139 Cannon Street, London. Director of Bayliss, Jones and Bayliss

1935 Obituary [1]

Sir ROBERT MURRAY HYSLOP, a well-known industrialist, chairman of Messrs. Mosers, Ltd., iron and tool merchants, and a director of Messrs. Bayliss, Jones and Bayliss, Ltd., ironmasters, died on September 11, 1935, after a brief illness.

He was educated privately and at University College, London, and joined Lloyd's as an underwriter. Subsequently he became associated with numerous industrial undertakings, and was soon a leading figure in the iron trade of the Midlands.

For many years he lived at Beckenham, where he was prominent on the Urban District Council, on the Education Committee and in municipal affairs generally. He became a Justice of the Peace in 1909, and in 1917 he was knighted. A staunch Liberal, he was prominently identified with the Congregational Union and other Free Church movements, and with temperance work.

Sir Murray was a Commander of the Legion of Honour, a Fellow of the Zoological Society, and since 1933 he had been a member of the Iron and Steel Institute.

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