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George Muirhead Clark

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George Muirhead Clark (1869-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

1946 Obituary [2]

GEORGE MUIRHEAD CLARK was born at Ealing on the 20th July, 1869, and died at Whitstable, Kent, on the 29th January, 1946.

He was educated at Merchant Taylors School and at Cambridge University, where be was awarded the degree of M.A., and served his engineering pupilage with Messrs. Crompton & Company, Ltd., of Chelmsford.

In 1894 he obtained a post as an assistant engineer to the Westminster Electric Supply Corporation, and in 1895 he was appointed personal assistant to the Chief Engineer, Sir Alexander Kennedy, Past-President I.C.E.

In 1899 he went to South Africa as Electrical Engineer to the Government of the Cape of Good Hope. In 1903 he was appointed Resident Engineer to the Johannesburg waterworks, and represented the Consulting Engineer, Mr. Thomas Stewart, M.I.C.E., until the Company was absorbed in the Rand Water Board.

In 1907 he became Chief Engineer to the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation.

In 1909 he returned to South Africa and acted as Consulting Engineer to the Victoria Falls and Transvaal Power Company, being responsible for the compressed-air system-one of the largest in the world-and for power-station works. Later he practised as a Consulting Engineer and designed and constructed power-stations for Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Bloemfontein, in addition to acting as arbitrator or technical witness in important legal actions.

In 1925 he retired and returned to England, where he served as a member of various Committees of the British Standards Institution....[more]

1946 Obituary [3]

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