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Gibb, Sir George Stegmannlocked

Kt 1904; LLB (London)

Born Aberdeen, 30 April 1850; y s of late Alexander Gibb, CE, Willowbank, Aberdeen, and Margaret, d of John Smith, architect, of Aberdeen; m 1881, Dorothea Garrett Smith; four s one d; died 17 Dec. 1925

Chairman Oriental Telephone Co. Ltd


Aberdeen Grammar School; Aberdeen University


Entered solicitor’s office as articled clerk, 1872; Assistant in Great Western Railway Solicitor’s Office, 1877; practised as Solicitor in Fenchurch Avenue, 1880–82; Solicitor to the North-Eastern Railway at York, 1882; acted as Arbitrator for the Company in Wages Arbitration before Lord James of Hereford, 1897; Member of Committee on War Office Reorganisation, 1901; Member of Royal Commission on London Traffic, 1903; General Manager, North Eastern Railway, 1891–1906; Director, 1906–10; Chairman Metropolitan District Railway Co. and of Tube Railways controlled by Underground Electric Railways Co. of London Ltd, of which company was Managing Director, 1906–10; Chairman of the Road Board, 1910–19; Member (Chairman, 1918) of Government Arbitration Board (Committee on Production), 1915–18




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Wimbledon 568