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Francis Hastings Medhurst (1871-1909) Electrical engineer
1871 Born in the Russian Federation
Gained B.Sc. degree
1886-9 Apprentice in Germany at a factory making incandescent lamps
1889 Worked for more than a year at C. A. Parsons and Co, Newcastle
1892 Became chief engineer at Cambridge Electric Supply Co. Associate of IEE
1892 December: set up business on his own account, conducting various municipal lighting schemes
1893 Married Mary Leslie Morris
1894 Member of IEE; of Victoria St, London
1909 Died in Croydon; executor William Henry Armstrong Fitzpatrick Baron Armstrong
1910 Obituary 
FRANCIS HASTINGS MEDHURST was born in Russia in 1871, and educated at Highgate School.
He was originally trained for the Civil Service, but was afterwards articled to Messrs. Parsons, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and later became a consulting engineer.
In late years he took great interest in political matters, and was Unionist candidate for West Islington in 1900 and 1906, and for the Borough of Stafford in the General Election of 1910.
He joined the Institution in 1892, and was transferred to full membership in 1894.
He died on October 26, 1909.