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Arthur Pease

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Arthur Pease (c1837-1898)

1898 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR PEASE died at Callington, Cornwall, on August 27, 1898, at the age of sixty-one. He was the fourth son of the late Joseph Pease, and was born at Darlington in 1837. He occupied a prominent position in the commercial life of his native town, being director of and one of the principal partners in the firm of Pease & Partners, a director of the Middlesbrough Owners Estate, a director of Henry Pease & Co., and owner of the Normanby Ironworks. He also occupied seats on the directorate of a number of other companies, and was chairman of the South Durham and North Yorkshire Building Society.

He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant for both the county of Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire, and was an Alderman and Vice-Chairman of the Durham County Council. In 1895, when the Royal Agricultural Show visited Darlington, he offered his park of Hummersknott for the show-ground, and the offer was accepted. He made his entry into Parliament in 1880, when he was returned for Whitby, which town he represented till 1885. In 1895 he was elected member for Darlington.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1884.

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