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Arthur Hugh Wolseley

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Arthur Hugh Wolseley (c1861-1942), Managing Director of Charles Clifford and Son

1942 Obituary [1]

Mr. Arthur Hugh Wolseley, Managing Director of Charles Clifford and Son, Ltd., metal rollers and tube manufacturers, of Fazeley Street and Dogpool Mills, Birmingham, died on June 28, 1942, aged 81.

He had been associated with the Company for sixty-two and a half years, having joined the staff in 1880 as Works Manager of the Dogpool Mills. Three years later he became Works Manager of the Fazeley Street Mills.

In 1897 he was appointed Secretary of the Company, and in 1910 became General Manager. He joined the Board of Directors in 1911 and was appointed Managing Director in 1918. He had also been a director of Metallisation, Ltd., Dudley, for several years.

For many years Mr. Wolseley took a prominent part in the work of associations connected with the tube and metal rolling trades and other organizations. He had been Chairman of the Brazed Brass Tube Association, the Brass and Copper Tube Association, and of the Cold Rolled Brass and Copper Association. He was one of the founders, and a Vice-Chairman, of the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association, and he was also one of the original members of the Midland Employers' Federation, now known as the Engineering and Allied Employers' Association. For some years he was a member of the Grand Council of the Federation of British Industries, of which organization he was a foundation member. Mr. Wolseley had also served on the Technical Committee of the British Engineering Standards Association, and had been a member of the Institute of Metals since 1917.

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