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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
1936-37 President of the SMMT
1952 Obituary 
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.