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Alexander Malker McLean

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Alexander Malker McLean (1878-1916)

1917 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER MALKER MCLEAN was born in Liverpool on 17th March 1878.

He received his scholastic education at the Liverpool Institute until 1894, after which he studied at the Liverpool Technical School until 1899.

In March 1894 he began a five years' apprenticeship with the Cunard Steamship Co., and on its completion he remained with the Company for a short time, being employed on the shore staff of engineers.

In December 1899 he was engaged by Messrs. R. P. Houston and Co., and served in various grades of marine engineer until 1902, and in January of the following year he was a candidate for an Extra First Class Engineer's Certificate, gaining the second place in the British Isles.

He then became engineer surveyor to the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Ltd., and subsequently was appointed to control their engineering business in Ireland. He held this post until 1910, when he accepted an invitation by the Gresham Insurance Co. to become chief engineer and manager of their engineering department.

This position he held until his death, which took place at Onchan, Isle of Man, on 18th November 1916, in his thirty-ninth year.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1904, and was transferred to Membership in 1914.

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