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Philip McKearney (1898-1972)
1972 Obituary 
Philip McKearney, OBE (Member) of Harlow, Essex, died on Feb 23. Born in 1898, he was educated at Clydebank High School and the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, where he obtained a diploma in electrical engineering. He received his professional training at John Brown and Co, served in the First World War with the Royal Signals, and on demobilisation gained progressive experience with Cammell Laird and The Marconi Co. In 1936 he joined HM Office of Works as an Assistant Engineer and at the time of his retirement in 1964 was Assistant Chief Engineer in what is now the Department of the Environment.
Mr McKearney took an active interest in Institution affairs, being particularly concerned with the work of the Membership Committee for which he acted as an advisor.