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Alexander Williamson (1881- ) B.Sc., M.Inst.C.E.

1881 Born at the Isle of Bute the son of James Williamson, Marine Superintendent, and his wife Catherine

1901 Living with his parents at 59 Octavia Terrace, Greenock, Apprentice Engineer.[1]

Educated at Greenock Collegiate Sch. and Glasgow Univ.

1904 Joined MICE

1906 of Craigbarnet, Greenock,[2]

1916 Employed at Vickers, Sheffield

1926 Employed at Vickers, Sheffield

1931 of the English Steel Corporation

1934-5 Master of the Cutlers' Company of Hallamshire

1935 General Manager of the United Steel Companies of Sheffield.[3]

1938 'Mr. Alexander Williamson, general manager of Messrs. Steel, Peech and Tozer Ltd., and Master Cutler in 1934, has been appointed managing director of Messrs. William Beardmore and Co.. forge rolling mills and steel works. Glasgow.'[4]

By 1939 was Managing Director of William Beardmore and Co.

1952 Chairman and MD of William Beardmore and Co.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Scotland census
  2. MICE records
  3. Sheffield Independent - Monday 30 December 1935
  4. South Yorkshire Times and Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 11 March 1938
  5. Londonderry Sentinel - Tuesday 01 January 1952