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William Dods Hunter

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William Dods Hunter ( -1924) of the Newcastle and District Electric Lighting Co

1924 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM DODS HUNTER served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Clarke, Chapman and Co., and later was employed by Sir Charles Parsons.

In 1889 he became engineer to the Newcastle and District Electric Lighting Co., Ltd., and was later appointed managing director and engineer.

He did a great deal of strenuous work during the war and never quite recovered from the effects, being compelled in 1918 to retire from active management. He remained on the directorate, however, and gave the benefit of his knowledge to the company.

He died on the 17th May, 1924.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1892, and for many years served on the Committee of the North-Eastern Centre, of which he was chairman from 1900 to 1905.

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