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John Irving Courtenay

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Sir John Irving Courtenay (1837-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

SIR JOHN IRVING COURTENAY was born in 1837, and was educated at Cheltenham and Trinity College, Oxford, taking a B.A. degree in 1857 and his M.A. in 1860.

He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1861.

His connection with the electrical industry dated from the early days of electricity supply in this country, and he was more particularly concerned with the development of the storage battery industry, being for some time managing director of the Electric Power Storage Company.

At the time of his death, which occurred on 22nd October, 1912, he was Chairman of that Company, as well as of the Chelsea Electricity Supply Company, the Cordoba Light, Power, and Traction Company, and the United River Plate Telephone Company, being also on the Board of Directors of the Electric Construction Company and the Oxford Electric Company.

He was knighted in 1907.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1890, and was transferred to the class of Members three years later.

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