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Edgar J. Windsor Richards

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Edgar Windsor Richards (1863-1924)

1924 Obituary [1]

EDGAR WINDSOR RICHARDS died in London on August 5, 1924.

He was born in 1863, and was the son of the late Edward Windsor Richards, Past-President.

He was educated at Giggleswick and Bishop Auckland, and received his training in the steel industry at Messrs. Bolckow Vaughan's Works in Middlesbrough.

He afterwards went to America, and filled positions with the Carnegie Steel Company and the Scranton Steel Company, in charge of their steel department and mills.

On his return to this country he was appointed manager of the steel-making department at the Barrow Works, which position he left when he was appointed general manager of the works of the Glengarnock Iron and Steel Company, Ltd. He held this position for twenty-three years, during which time the works were entirely remodelled.

Subsequently he resided in London, and was chairman and director of Edgar Windsor Richards & Company, consulting engineers, of Long Acre.

He was a Vice-President of the West of Scotland Iron and Steel Institute, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1892.

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