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Alfred Sanders

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Alfred Sanders (c1854-1930)


1930 Obituary [1]

ALFRED SANDERS died suddenly on July 2, 1930, at the age of seventy-six.

He was connected with the refining of precious metals all his life, and received his training with the Sheffield Smelting Company, at Sheffield. He was appointed Manager of their Birmingham branch when still in his early twenties.

In 1881 he joined the late Josiah Lees in the firm of Lees and Sanders, Birmingham, and by his energy and attractive personality built up the present business of sweep smelting and refining of precious metals.

In addition to his commercial activities, Mr. Sanders took a keen interest in local municipal affairs. He was a member of the Handsworth Urban District Council for seven years, and when, in 1911, Handsworth was added to the City of Birmingham, he was elected an alderman of the City Council. He was also a Justice of the Peace for Birmingham.

Mr. Sanders was elected a Member of the Institute of Metals on March 17, 1914.


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