Crompton, R. E. (Rookes Evelyn), 1845-1940

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British electrical engineer.

From the description of The Crompton Historical Collection, ca. 1880-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80881811

1856 enrolled as a naval cadet; 1864-1868 ensign in the rifle brigade in India; 1875 retired from the army, bought a partnership in a Chelmsford engineering firm (later Cromptons); 1878-1880s worked on electricity and especially electric lighting; 1890-1899 adviced the government of India on electrical projects; 1896 founder member of the Royal Automobile Club; 1899 commander of a volunteer corps of electrical engineers; 1900 served in South Africa, lieutenant-colonel, CB. consultant to the War Office; 1910 member of the road board; 1906 secretary of the International Electrotechnical Commission; 1926 Faraday medal; 1933 Fellow of the Royal Society.

Epithet: engineer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001477.0x00021d

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Place Name Admin Code Country
Middlesex, England
London, England
Wembley, Middlesex
Business--Records and correspondence


Birth 1845-05-31

Death 1940-02-15



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