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Andrew Graham Stewart

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Andrew Graham Stewart (1901- ), chairman and general managing director of Stewarts and Lloyds

1960 Bio note [1]

Mr. Stewart is chairman and general managing director of Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd., the iron, steel and tube manufacturers, whose acquisition of the Staveley Iron and Chemical Co. Ltd. from the Government's Iron and Steel Holding and Realisation Agency was announced recently. He has been photographed on the balcony overlooking Hyde Park office. As chairman, Mr. Stewart spends half his working week in London and the other half at the head office in Glasgow. The Scottish side of the firm began making tubes 100 years ago: it was founded by Andrew Stewart.

Born in 1901, Andrew Graham Stewart was educated at Winchester and Cambridge, where he took an degree. (He is known as Graham Stewart. This avoids confusion with his ancestor.) After he joined the company in 1924, Mr. Stewart spent the next seven years learning the practical side of steel and tube making. He was appointed a director in 1931 and a managing director later in the same year.

As assistant general managing director in charge of tube and shell production from 1941, Mr. Stewart had much to do with the company's record of producing nearly 100,000,000 shell cases and projectiles. He became chairman and general managing director in 1945.

Mr. Stewart is a part-time member of the Iron and Steel Board and a past president of the British Iron and Steel Federation, 1955-6. He spends much of his time travelling on behalf of these organisations and visiting the company's various works.

His hobbies are golf and shooting, and he used to be a keen rider to hounds.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Sphere - Saturday 05 November 1960