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George Ignatius Quinn

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George Ignatius Quinn (1905-1957)

1957 Obituary [1]

George Ignatius Quinn, who was serving as Chairman of the Caribbean Branch at the time of his death, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1930, and transferred to Associate Member in 1934, and Member in 1953. He was born in 1905.

From 1921 to 1926 he was apprenticed to Cammell Laird and Co., Ltd., Birkenhead.

He received the degree of B.Eng. with honours in 1926 while studying at Liverpool University, and subsequently the degree of M.Eng. He was awarded the Watkinson Prize and Stott Silver Medal.

In 1929 he was appointed Deputy Head of the Construction Department of Burroughs Wellcome and Co., Dartford, where he was responsible for the layout, erection and maintenance of plant for the manufacture of chemical and pharmaceutical products.

From 1936 to 1947 he was an Inspector of Factories of the Factory Department of the Home Office, and was later transferred to the Ministry of Labour and National Service.

In 1947 he was appointed Senior Factory Inspector, Labour Department, Government of Trinidad and Tobago, British West Indies, seconded from the Ministry of Labour and National Service for the purpose of establishing a system of factory inspection in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Quinn was on a visit to Britain when he was taken ill. His death occurred at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, on 6th July 1957, following an operation.

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