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Henry Holme Airey Greer

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Henry Holme Airey Greer (1875-1948)

1948 Obituary [1]

HENRY HOLME AIREY GREER. Mr. H. H. A. Greer, J.P., F.Inst.Met., died on 22 November 1947.

He was born in Belfast in 1875.

He was in business with his father, Mr. James C. Greer, for 20 years, and afterwards became the sole partner in the firm of James C. Greer and Son, Metal Merchants, of Glasgow.

In 1918 Mr. Greer joined the board of directors of A. Cohen and Company Ltd., Great Dover Street, London, but retired some years ago.

An Original Member of the Institute of Metals, he played a large part in the formation of the Scottish Local Section in 1918. He was a member of the committee of the Section from 1918 to 1944, Honorary Local Secretary from 1918 to 1928, and Chairman in 1931 and 1932. He was a Member of Council of the Institute from 1928 to 1936. Mr. Greer was a member of the Reception Committee of the Glasgow meeting of the Institute in 1910, and Honorary Secretary to the Reception Committee in connection with the Institute's very successful Autumn Meeting in Glasgow in 1925.

In the early days of the formation of the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association, he was its only member in Scotland, and acted as the Association's Honorary Correspondent in Scotland. He was well known in the metal trades of Scotland and had been connected with the metal industries for over 50 years. In recognition of his outstanding services to the Institute of Metals for many years he was elected a Fellow of the Institute in 1947.

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