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Max Muspratt

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Sir Max Muspratt (1872–1934)

1872 Born at Seaforth Hall son of Edmund Knowles Muspratt.

Studied industrial chemistry at Zürich Polytechnic

1890 Became a director of United Alkali Co, the combine formed by his father

1896 He married Helena Agnes Dalrymple Ainsworth of Blackburn. They had two sons and two daughters.

1910 Member of Parliament for the Exchange Division of Liverpool

1914 Became chairman of the United Alkali Co, a company which his father founded

WWI Served in the Trench Warfare Department. Advised the Ministry of Munitions on industrial chemical matters, particularly the supply of critically important sulphuric acid.

1916-7 Lord Mayor of Liverpool

1922 Raised to baronetcy.

1926 When United Alkali were absorbed into the new Imperial Chemical Industries, Max was appointed a director.

1934 Died in Liverpool[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. National probate calendar
  • The London Gazette 10 November 1922