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Sir Arthur Gouge

Sir Arthur Gouge, British aero. engineer. Awarded British Gold Medal for Aeronautics, 1937; Musick Memorial Trophy, 1939. Honorary fellow Royal Aero. Society (president 1942-1944); fellow Institute of Aeronautical Sciences; member Institution Mechanical Engineers, Society British Aircraft Constructors (president 1945).

Background

  • Gouge, Sir Arthur was born on July 3, 1890 in Northfleet, Kent, England. Son of George and Elizabeth (Wickham) Gouge.

  • Education

    • Student Church of England School, Gravesend Technology School. Bachelor of Science, Woolwich Polytechnic, 1922.

    Career

    • Mechanic Short Brothers, Ltd., 1915, became chief designer, 1926, general manager, 1929, vice chairman, 1939-1943. Vice chairman, chief executive Saunders-Roe, Limited, from 1943. Research in flying boat hull form and metal aircraft since 1920.

      Wilbur Wright Memorial lecturer, 1948. Freeman, City of Rochester, 1937. Created knight, 1948.

    Membership

    Clubs: Royal Aero, Royal Automobile (England).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Ellen Cook, September 1918 (deceased). Children: James Arthur, Margaret Kathleen.
    • father: George Gouge
    • mother: Elizabeth (Wickham) Gouge
    • spouse: Margaret Ellen Cook
    • children: James Arthur Gouge
    • Margaret Kathleen Gouge
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    Born July 3, 1890
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