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William Alexander (1874-1954)

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Brig-Genl. Sir William Alexander, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.,

1874 Born in Glasgow.

Educated at Kelvinside Academy; Glasgow University; Gottingen.

1899 Joined Territorial Forces, Lieut.

1915 Major

Awarded D.S.O., mentioned in despatches,

1916-17 Director of Administration, National Explosive Factories, Ministry of Munitions

1917 Brig. Genl.

1917-19 Controller of Aircraft Supply and Production

1919-20 Director-General of Purchases

1920 Created KBE

1923-45 M.P. (Unionist) for Glasgow Central

Director of several companies, particularly chemicals

By 1953 Chairman, Cleveland Petroleum Co. Ltd., London

Chairman of Charles Tennant and Co[1]

1954 Died in Jersey[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 26, 1955
  2. The Times, Jan 01, 1955