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Thomas Graeme Nelson Haldane

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Dr (Thomas) Graeme Nelson Haldane (1897-1981)

1897 Born in Edinburgh, son of Sir William Haldane and nephew of Viscount Haldane

Educated at the Royal Naval Colleges, Osborne, and Dartmouth

WWI Served on various vessels; took part in the Battle of Jutland

Post-WWI entered Trinity College, Cambridge; Lieut-Commander (retired); took physics degree

1923 Apprentice with C. A. Parsons and Co

1925 Joined Merz and McLellan

Worked on the passage of the 1926 Act establishing the British Grid

1927 Installed a heat pump at his home in Perthshire

1929 Presented a paper on an electrical heat pump at the Institution of Electrical Engineers

Worked on development of the electricity supply system and later on the water sector

1939 Thomas G. N. Haldane M.A., Engineer (Professional) Electrical M.I.E.E. lived in Esher[1]

1941 Became a partner in Merz and McLellan

1948 President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

Worked on developing geothermal resources in New Zealand

1951 Presented a paper on an England-France interconnector for electricity

1957 Retired from the partnership but continued as consultant

1981 Died aged 83[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1939 register
  2. The Times July 4, 1981