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Leonard Pelham Lee

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c 1903 Leonard Pelham Lee born the son of Henry Pelham Lee

1919 Joined Coventry Climax Engines

1911 Living at Briarwood, Hillfield, Coventry: Horace Pelham Lee (age 38 born Putney), a Motor Engine Manufacture and Employer. With his wife (married eight years with three children - two living) Minnie Augusta Lee (age 29 born Crowland, Lincs.) and their sons Leonard Pelham Lee (age 7 born Coventry) and Leslie Horace Lee (age 6 born Coventry). Also his brother Sydney Burton Lee (age 38 born Putney), an Engineers Clerk and Motor Engine Builder. Also a visitor and one servant.[1]

1927 Became a director

1933 Married Ivy D. Jones and had son Charles

1942 Patent. Governing gear for engines and other machines. Frank John Tippen, Coventry, England, assignor to Leonard Pelham Lee, near Stratford-on- Avon.[2]

1953 Appointed Chairman and MD on the death of his father.

1960 Of Park House Warwick Road, Coventry. Chairman and Managing Director of Coventry Climax and Chairman of British Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers Association. Age 57. [3]

1957 Appointed Chairman (formerly Joint MD) of Godiva Fire Pumps

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Google Patents
  3. The Times, Wednesday, Jul 27, 1960