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Lucien Alexander Lewis

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Lucien Alexander Lewis (c1883-1945)

1945 Obituary [1]

LUCIEN ALEXANDER LEWIS, who died on the 20th January, 1945, at the age of 62, received his early education at Brighton Grammar School and his engineering education at Finsbury Technical College. After serving an apprenticeship with Crompton and Co. he was retained on the staff of that company, at first in the Instrument Dept. and subsequently in the Sales Dept. In 1905 he obtained an appointment as Estimating Engineer with the Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Co., and the following year he was selected for the post of Assistant Inspector of Scientific Supplies in the India Store Department, where he spent the rest of his working life. He was appointed Electrical Engineer to the Department in 1917, Deputy Director of Inspection in 1936, and Director of Inspection in 1939, thus becoming the head of the technical side of the Department. Throughout his long service under the Government of India, he was conspicuous for his breadth of technical knowledge and for his unremitting devotion to the duties entrusted to him. He will long be affectionately remembered by his many friends and colleagues.

He joined The Institution as a Student in 1902 and was elected an Associate Member in 1907 and a Member in 1920. In 1904 he was awarded a Student's Premium for a paper on "Notes on Commercial and Experimental Testing of Continuous-Current Machinery."

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