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Rowland Edward Dixon

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Rowland Edward Dixon (1872-1923), chairman of S. Dixon and Sons

1924 Obituary [1]

ROWLAND EDWARD DIXON was born on the 20th October, 1872.

He received his early education at private schools and from 1887 to 1890 attended Stanley Hall, Wakefield. From there he went to Yorkshire College, Leeds, and to the Polytechnic, London.

From 1892 to 1895 he was apprenticed to the firm of B. Verity and Sons, Covent Garden (now Veritys, Ltd.), and at the end of this period he became a director and chairman of Messrs. S. Dixon and Sons, Leeds, electric lighting and power contractors and manufacturers of overhead line materials for tramways and also of patent point controllers for tramways, etc. He remained with this firm until his death, which occurred after a short illness, on the 28th November, 1923.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1895 and a Member in 1913.

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