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Hans Sulzer

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Hans Sulzer (c1877-1959) of Sulzer Brothers

1959 Obituary [1]

WE have learned with regret of the death of Dr. Hans Sulzer, which occurred at Winterthur, Switzerland, on January 3.

Dr. Sulzer, who was eighty-two, had had a life-long association with his family's engineering business, Sulzer Brothers, Ltd., of Winterthur, of which he was the president. He was also the senior member of the board of directors of Sulzer Brothers (London), Ltd.

In addition to his interests in the engineering field, Dr. Sulzer took a leading part in the industrial and economic life of Switzerland and was well known internationally. His activities included banking, insurance and mining, and he served on the Boards of several companies concerned with these matters. He also took a prominent part in the affairs of the Swiss and International Chambers of Commerce and in the field of industrial relations.

During the first world war, Dr. Sulzer represented his country in Washington. Just after the outbreak of the second world war, when the economic situation of Switzerland became precarious, Mr. Sulzer was invited by his Government to lead a mission to London to seek recognition of Switzerland's position as a neutral country and assurances and assistance with regard to essential supplies of food and materials.

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