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Charles Basil Nixon

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Charles Basil Nixon (c1894- )

1899 Secretary of the Lancashire Steam Motor Co. Registered the Manchester Motor Transport Co

1904 'NIXON, C. Basil, A.M.I.M.E., is managing director of the Manchester Motor Transport Company, Ltd., and a member of the L.P.S.T.A.'[1]

1907 Lancashire Steam Motor Co changed its name to Leyland Motors

1923 Appointed deputy MD

1944-45 President of the SMMT

1957 Retired as chairman of Leyland Motors on his 80th birthday

1962 Retired as director of Leyland Motors

1970 7th July. Died aged 93 years.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1904 Motoring Annual and Motorists Year Book
  2. The Times, Friday, Jul 10, 1970