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(Wilfrid) Byng Kenrick (1872–1962), industrialist and civic leader
Educated at Rugby School
1891 Attended Balliol College, Oxford
Married Norah Beale; they had 3 sons and a daughter
Chairman of the family firm, Archibald Kenrick and Sons
1914 Elected to Birmingham City Council.
Much involved in improvement of education in Birmingham
1928 Lord Mayor of Birmingham
1945 Wilfrid withdrew from day-to-day involvement in management of the company; his son, William, was promoted to managing director.
1962 Died in Birmingham. His son John Byng Kenrick was an architectural assistant; another son Hugh Kenrick was an ironfounder