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Walter Gibb Gray

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Walter Gibb Gray (c1862-1934), managing director of the Steel Company of Scotland


1934 Obituary [1]

WALTER GIBB GRAY died in Glasgow on June 27, 1934; he was over seventy years of age. He was born at Coatbridge, where he began his business career in 1877 at the Benhar collieries of Messrs. Robert Addie & Sons, Ltd.; there he gained considerable experience of pit and office work under the supervision of his father, who was the general manager of the collieries.

In 1881 he was transferred to the Company's works at Langloan, and later was appointed assistant coal salesman.

About five years later he took a similar position with the Calderbank Steel and Coal Co., Ltd.; when that business was incorporated with Messrs. James Dunlop & Co. in 1900, he was appointed commercial manager of the joint concern, and subsequently he became a director.

In 1920 he took up the position of managing director of the Steel Company of Scotland, which post he held until the time of his death. As the representative of the Steel Company of Scotland he was a member of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and, since 1921, a director of the Chamber as representing the Scottish Steelmakers' Association. He was a member of the Clyde Navigation Trust, to which he was elected in 1928; other bodies with which he was connected included the Lanarkshire Coalmasters' Association and the British Iron and Steel Federation.

Mr. Gray became a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1917, and was elected a Member of Council in 1927.


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