George Hamilton Kenrick
George Hamilton Kenrick (1850–1939)
of A. Kenrick and Sons, Spon Lane, Westbromwich ; and Whetstone, Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Worked for 2 years with Nettlefold and Chamberlain
Then joined the family firm, Archibald Kenrick and Sons, as an assistant manager.
1875 Joined I Mech E
George had a strong interest in education for many years and was responsible for several significant initiatives.
1904 Elected to the City council
1908-9 Lord Mayor of Birmingham (a position previously held by 3 of his brothers-in-law and a cousin).
1909 Received a knighthood
By 1930 Sir George Hamilton Kenrick was chairman of the company.
1939 Died in King's Norton
Sources of Information
- 1851 census
- The Times, Jul 08, 1909
- Mechanical Engineer Records