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Lewis, Essington (1881 - 1961)

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Metallurgist and Company director
Born: 13 January 1881  Burra, South Australia, Australia.  Died: 2 October 1961  Tallarook, Victoria, Australia.
Essington Lewis joined Broked Hill Proprietary Company Limited in 1904 and remained with the company until his death, becoming General Manager in 1921, Managing Director in 1926, Chief General Manager in 1938 and Chairman in 1950.

Career Highlights

c. 1901 - c. 1903Educated South Australian School of Mines
1904Foreman at Broken Hill Sulphuric Acid and Zinc Plant
1915 - 1918Metallurgist and Assistant Manager at Broken Hill Pty. Co. Smelting Works in Port Pirie, then Manager of Iron Knob Tramway and Ironstone Quarries then Manager of Broken Hill Munitions Co.
1918 - 1920Assistant General Manager of BHP Co.
1921 - 1925General Manager of BHP
1926 - 1937Managing Director of BHP
1938 - 1950Chief General Manager at BHP
1940Bronze Medal received from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1940 - 1945Director General of Munitions
1942 - 1945Director General of Aircraft Production and Chairman of the Aircraft Advisory Committee
1943Kernot Medal received from the University of Melbourne
1943Companion of Honour (CH)
1944Bessemer Gold Medal received from the Iron and Steel Institute London
1948Florence M. Taylor Medal received from the Australian Institute of Metallurgists
1950 - 1961Chairman of BHP
1954 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 1 August 2006

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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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