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James Edward Platt

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James Edward Platt (1856–1928) of Platt Brothers

1856 Born the son of John Platt

Took an active part in the family business.

1876 Became a member of the Manchester Royal Exchange

1890s Abandoned business in favour of sport, and acquired a villa at Cannes

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