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William Beedie Esson

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William Beedie Esson M.Inst.C.E., M.I. E.E., P.Pres.S.E.,

1858 Born son of Charles Esson.

Educated Aberdeen.

Training: Royal School of Mines and City and Guilds of London Institute.

Draughtsman in the Mech. Eng. Dept., Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co., Blackwall

Chief Electrician of Paterson and Cooper, later becoming Manager

Managed the Gulcher Electric Light and Power Co

1905/6 Pres. of the Civil and Mech. Engrs. Soc.

Johnson and Phillips, Chief Engr. and Manager of the Electric Lighting and Transmission of Power Departments

Member of Council, Inst. of Elec. Engrs.

1922 Cons. Elec. and Mech. Engr.

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