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J. Albert Thomson

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October 1936.

James Albert Thomson (1879-1952) chairman and managing director of Brown Brothers

1879 Born in Edinburgh.

Education: George Watson College, Edinburgh.

1904 Described as a motor factor; met Peter Bennett which led to the formation of Thomson-Bennett in 1907

1916-7 President of Scottish Motor Trade Association (also in 1920-21 and 1921-22)

1921-3 President of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

1931-2 Vice President Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

1934 Chr. and Man. Dir. Brown Brothers., and Dir. Thomson and Brown Brothers.; of Joseph Lucas, Ltd

1936-37 President of the SMMT

1952 Obituary [1]

We have learned with regret of the death, on June 20th, of Dr. J. A. Thomson, chairman and managing director of Brown Brothers, Ltd., Great Eastern Street, London, E.C.2.

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