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James Arthur Morton (1878-1938).
JAMES ARTHUR MORTON died on the 28th November, 1938. He received his general education at the Manchester Central Higher Grade School and began his engineering studies at the Manchester Corporation Technical School. After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Richardson and Herbert he entered the firm of Maunsell Mercier and Co. and in 1897 joined the contract staff of W. T. Glover and Co. In 1900 he obtained a position in the Designing and Estimating Department of the British Insulated and Helsby Cables Ltd. (then the British Insulated Wire Co.), and in 1928 was appointed superintendent of the Estimating Department, which office he held until his death.
He was a combination of scientist, artist, and scholar, and all those with whom he came in contact could not help being impressed by his mental energy, ability, and wide interests, resulting from his prolific reading and literary appreciation. His sound advice on engineering matters was highly valued by those who knew him.
He was elected a Member of The Institution in 1920.