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Austin Ashton Lister

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of R. A. Lister and Co

1934 Obituary [1]

ON Wednesday, October 31st, the death took place at his home in Bournemouth, of Mr. Austin Ashton Lister, the chairman of R. A. Lister and Co., Ltd., of Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Mr. Lister was the third son of the late Sir Ashton Lister, the founder of the firm, and succeeded his father as chairman of the company in 1929. He spent the whole of his business life with the company and travelled extensively abroad on its behalf. Ho was one of the early commercial pioneers in Canada, and established in Canada the Lister subsidiary company, which for many years he managed. Mr Lister was the last of his generation to be associated with the Lister undertaking, which is now directed by the grandsons of the late Sir Ashton Lister. Like other members of his family, he took a keen interest in public life, both at Dursley and later in Bournemouth at Branksome Park, where during recent years he lived.

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