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Ambrose Edmund Butler (1848-1923)

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Ambrose Edmund Butler (1848-1923) of Kirkstall Forge Co

Presumably the son of Ambrose Edmund Butler


1923 Obituary [1]

AMBROSE EDMUND BUTLER, Chairman of the Kirkstall Forge, Ltd., Leeds, was born in 1848, representing the fourth generation of Butlers at the Forge.

Apart from the concerns of his own district, he did not come prominently into touch with public affairs until 1901, when he was elected Lord Mayor of Leeds.

He was a life member of the Court of the University of Leeds, and a Magistrate for the West Riding as well as for Leeds.

His death took place, after a long illness, on 24th February 1923, in his seventy-fifth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1882.


1923 Obituary [2]

AMBROSE EDMUND BUTLER died on February 24, 1923, in his seventy-fifth year.

He was chairman of the Kirkstall Forge, Ltd., Leeds, and represented the fourth generation of the Butler family, in whose hands the business of the Kirkstall Forge has been since its foundation in 1779 by his great-grandfather.

Apart from the concerns of his own district, he did not come prominently into touch with public affairs until 1901, when he was elected Lord Mayor of Leeds. He was a life member of the Court of the University of Leeds, and a magistrate for the West Riding as well as for Leeds.

He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1872.


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