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Paul Martin Sebestyen

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c.1952. Paul Martin Sebestyen.

Paul Martin Sebestyen (1906-1978) joint-founder of Radiospares

  • See his personal account of the formation of Radiospares

1906 April 15th. Born in Budapest, Hungary

Studied in Prague and obtained a law degree

1927 Emigrated to the UK

Commenced in business importing spices but the business failed during the recession period

1937 Formed Radiospares with Johann Herbert Waring

1943 Married Gwendolyn Lewis-Coxon at Kensington

1946 Married Cecilia Patton (formerly Cecilia Atkey) at Kensington

1964 Living at 8 Acacia Road, London NW8

1971 Retired from the business and initially lived in Hong Kong before moving to California

1978 March 15th. Died in La Jolla

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