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Norman Arthur Thompson

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Norman Arthur Thompson (1874-1959) B.A., A.M.I.E.E., Aeronautical Engineer

c.1874 Born in Balham son of Arthur Thompson, a tea broker

Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Graduated B.A. (Cantab.) (Hons.)

Training: Cambridge. Mech. Sc. Tripos.

1898 of Redhill, Surrey, became an Associate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

1901 Electrical engineer, employer, lived in Reigate with his parents and siblings[1]

1901 Married Hannah Ethel Lewis in Reigate[2]

1902-3 Manager, The Clyde Valley Electric Power Distribution Co., Glasgow

Moved to Westinghouse Co. "acquiring financial control".

1911 His wife petitioned for divorce

1911 Aeronautical engineer, Westhampnett, Sussex[3]

1912 Set up White and Thompson Co in Bognor

Managing Director and and Head Designing Engineer of the Norman Thompson Flight Co., Bognor

1919 Advisor to William Beardmore and Co., on the application of large dirigible to commercial transport.

1959 Died in France[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Parish record
  3. 1911 census
  4. National probate calendar