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William Lambton Lawson

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WIlliam Lambton Lawson (c1886-1940)

1941 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM LAMBTON LAWSON whose death in his fifty-fourth year occurred on 24th October 1940, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1932. He received his technical education at Elswick Institute and Armstrong College, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. J. H. Holmes and Company at Newcastle upon Tyne from 1902 to 1908. He was an electrical fitter with the British Westinghouse Electrical and Manufacturing Company, Ltd., of Manchester, for two years.

In 1909 he joined Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan and Company, Ltd., at Ferryhill, as a colliery electrician, remaining with the firm until 1911. Mr. Lawson was associated for twenty-five years with Messrs. Wheatley, Kirk, Price and Company, engineering valuers, of London, and became a partner in the firm in 1927. Since 1936 he had been in business as a valuer on his own account.

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