Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Olaf Kier

From Graces Guide

Olaf Kier CBE, 1899–1986

1899 Born in Denmark

1922 Arrived in England[1]

1928 With Jorgen Lotz, formed Lotz and Kier, a construction business[2]

1932 J. L. Kier and Co was formed to take over the civil engineering and building contractor business.

1934 MD of J L Kier and Co

1939 Olaf Kier 40, Director - civil engineer, lived in Wimbledon with Gudrun A Kier 39[3]

1947 Naturalised British

1947 Their only son, Harold, died[4]

Post-WWII: After working on the reconstruction of Rotterdam Docks, Kier was chosen as chair of the Anglo-Dutch Owens Falls Dam project in Uganda[5]

1955 Made Fellow of the Inst of Civil Engineers

1963 Chairman and joint MD of J. L. Kier and Co when it went public.

1976 Retired

1986 Died in Royston[6]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 19, 1986
  2. [1] Wikipedia
  3. 1939 register
  4. The Times Dec. 19, 1947
  5. The Times May 22, 1986
  6. National probate calendar