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Matthew Dunn

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Matthew Dunn (1865-1932) of the gas department of the Stockton-on-Tees Corporation

1932 Obituary [1]

MATTHEW DUNN was for nearly twenty years in the gas department of the Stockton-on-Tees Corporation, first as assistant manager, and subsequently from 1915 to 1920 as engineer and general manager.

He was born at Stockton-on-Tees in 1865, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Company.

In 1894 he was appointed manager of the gas department at Selby, and after four years took up the position of gas and water engineer at Goole. Whilst holding this appointment Mr. Dunn effected improvements which enabled his council to reduce the price of gas and earned their special commendation. He was also responsible for the inauguration of their new water supply scheme from Pollington.

In 1902 Mr. Dunn returned to Stockton-on-Tees to take up the position of assistant manager of the gas department. On his resignation in 1920 he commenced private practice and became the representative of a number of engineering firms, including Messrs. Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Company, and the Whessoe Foundry Company of Darlington.

Mr. Dunn was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1895 and transferred to Membership in 1897.

His death occurred at Darlington on 11th November 1932.

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