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Emanuel Alois Von Ziffer (1833-1913)
1914 Obituary 
EMANUEL ALOIS VON ZIFFER, born on the 23rd January, 1833, died at Vienna in October, 1913, aged 80.
After undergoing a course of training at the Imperial Polytechnic School, Vienna, he was employed in the construction and maintenance of various railways in Austria, notably the Lemberg-Czernowitz-Jassy line, of the directorate of which he became President in 1875, with his office in London. Subsequently he constructed a number of local railways in Austria, becoming director and president of various railway undertakings, as well as of construction and equipment companies. He received several Austrian decorations, served on State Railway and other Commissions, and was a member of a number of technical societies.
He was elected a Member of The Institution on the 21st May, 1895.