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J. Edward Hodgkin

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J. Edward Hodgkin (1875- )

1922 F.S.A., M.I.E.E., M.I.Min.E., Consulting Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical), Shelleys, Darlington; Office, Northgate Chambers, Darlington. T. A.: "Energy, Darlington." T. N.: 2690 Darlington. b. 1875; eldest s. of J. B. Hodgkin, of Darlington; m. 1902, Elspeth L., d. of late James E. Backhouse, banker, of Hurworth Grange, Darlington. Ed. Bootham School, York; Leighton Park School, Reading; Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Served apprenticeship from 1893-97 with Ernest Scott and Mountain, Ltd., electrical and general engineers, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Remained with above firm as a Manager and later as a Director till its winding up in 1911. Then commenced to practise as a Consulting Engineer, later taking into partnership C. R. M. Young, A.M.I.E.E., of West Hartlepool. Hon. Sec. of the North-Eastern Automobile Association since its formation in 1904. Actively connected with insurance, especially since joining the board of the Motor Union Insurance Co. in 1911. Chief Works: Superintended the installation of electrical transmission into many collieries in all parts of the country, including Scotland. Member of Darlington County Borough Council, 1914-9. Publications: " Little Guide " to Durham (County) and various papers, etc., on electrical engineering in collieries. Clubs: Reform, Royal Societies, and Union (Newcastle-on-Tyne).

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