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Joseph Henry Judd

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Joseph Henry Judd (c1855-1941)

1941 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH HENRY JUDD whose death occurred on 19th January 1941, in his eighty-sixth year, was concerned with technical education for practically the whole of his long career. After serving his apprenticeship from 1870 to 1876 in the Doncaster works of the Great Northern Railway, he joined Messrs. Earle and Company in their engineering and shipbuilding works at Hull, as a fitter, and was later placed in charge of the repair shop.

He left that firm in 1883 to become chargeman erector, in the Brighton works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and held that position until his appointment in 1888 as headmaster of the Brighton Technical and Manual Instruction School. He was director of school crafts to the School Board of Manchester (which was afterwards resolved into the education committee of the City Council), from 1897 until his retirement in 1915. By invitation from the management of the technical college at Preoria, Illinois, U.S.A., he gave a course of lectures on the English method of teaching technical and school crafts. Mr. Judd was examiner in wood and metal work for the City and Guilds of London Institute for ten years, and was also the author of textbooks on those subjects.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1891.

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