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Sir Ernest Marsden, CMG CBE MC FRS. Born Manchester, 19 February 1889, died at Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ, 15 December 1970.
He became Secretary of New Zealand's new Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) in 1926.
For a good summary of his life and work, see Wikipedia entry.