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Edwin Cooper Wallis

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Edwin Cooper Wallis (c1850-1926), managing director of Cuttriss, Wallis and Co and a partner in the firm of Wallis and Watson

1927 Obituary [1]

EDWIN COOPER WALLIS died at Leeds on the 25th November, 1926, at the age of 76.

He received his technical training in the Hanover Square School of Telegraphy and Electrical Engineering, and at the works of Messrs. Paterson and Cooper.

After holding appointments, in succession as chief electrician to Messrs. Hathorn, Davey and Co. of Leeds, and Mr. Edwin Oldroyd of Leeds, he set up in business on his own account as an electrical contractor in 1886.

From 1891 to 1895 he was managing director of Messrs. Cuttriss, Wallis and Co., Ltd., and in 1901 became a partner in the firm of Messrs. Wallis and Watson.

He took considerable interest in the Electrical Contractors' Association, acted as Hon. Secretary of its West Yorkshire Branch for many years, and was President of the Association in 1908-9.

He became an Associate of the Institution in 1883, was elected a member in 1904, and for several years served on the Committee of the North Midland Centre.

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