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John MacLennan

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John MacLennan (1845-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH MACLENNAN, born on the 14th July, 1845, died at Paris on the 1st March, 1914.

Trained under his father, Mr. John MacLennan, a railway contractor, he devoted himself to the study of the mining industry, and in 1869 settled in Santander and obtained various mineral concessions from the Spanish Government.

In 1872 he formed the Vizcaya Santander Mining Company, and undertook the commercial development and treatment of the mineral ores of the district, introducing several new processes and improvements in working, and acquiring important mining properties in Biscay, Santander, Leon, and Asturias. He was a director of the Circulo Minero of Bilbao, and a member of the Iron and Steel Institute.

Mr. MacLennan was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 4th February 1879.

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