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Samuel Courtauld

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(1876–1947)

1898 Samuel Courtauld, great nephew of Samuel Courtauld, joined Samuel Courtauld and Co.

1908 Samuel Courtauld became general manager of all of the textile mills, with the support of H. G. Tetley, the dominant force in the company.

1921 Samuel Courtauld became chairman of the Courtauld company but is chiefly remembered today as the founder of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Courtauld's policy of financial conservatism, with large reserves and a cautious dividend policy, protected the company during the period when many new rayon enterprises were established and then went bust.

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