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J. J. Conlan

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J. J. Conlan (1892-1955) of the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association

1955 Obituary [1]

MR. J. J . CONLAN's many friends in the electrical industry will learn with regret of his sudden death at his home on Wednesday, July 6th, after nearly forty years of service to the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association.

Mr. Conlan was born in Dublin in 1892 and when he was twenty-three he joined the Beama as assistant to the director, Mr. D. N. Dunlop, who was editor of The Beama Journal. Then, after a period of war service, he rejoined the Association's staff in 1918. He took a prominent part in many Beama activities, including the electrical section of the Wembley exhibition and the formation of the World Power Conference in 1924.

When Mr. Dunlop died in 1935, Mr. Conlan succeeded him as editor of The Beama Journal. From 1945 to 1953 he was secretary of the Beama publicity committee, and since then be has served as a member of the committee. He was also head of the publicity and statistical department of the Association. As such he was responsible for many of the books published by the Association, including his study of the life and work of Michael Faraday, and the Beama Catalogue.

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