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Tom Makemson (c1890-1954)
1954 Obituary 
WE regret to have to record the death of Mr. Tom Makemson, which occurred suddenly at Stretford, Lancashire, on Thursday of last week, June l0th.
Mr. Makemson, who was sixty-four, had been secretary of the Institute of British Foundrymen for the past twenty-eight years. Prior to that, he was for some years honorary secretary of the Institute's Lancashire branch. Soon after his appointment to the secretaryship of the Institute of British Foundrymen in 1926, Mr. Makemson became secretary also of the Manchester Association of Engineers, which appointment he held until 1948.
This year, the Institute of British Foundrymen is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation. Its development and activity during the first fifty years to which Mr. Makemson has made a notable contribution - are recorded in a jubilee booklet, entitled The First Half Century, which he wrote a few months ago.