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Thomas Seddon Duke

Thomas Seddon Duke, business executive. Recipient annual award American Fire Prevention Society, 1956. Member Board Safety and Fire Prevention Philadelphia; Member Society Fire Protection Engineers, National Fire Protection Association (past president.

Background

  • Duke, Thomas Seddon was born on December 8, 1889 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Charles Davis and Lula Evelyn (Smoot) Duke.

  • Education

    • Student McGuires U. School, Richmond, 1900-1908, Virginia Mechanics Institute, 1904-1908.

    Career

    • Hamilton. Began with Globe Automatic Sprinkler Company, then Indiana-Aetna Sprinkler Company, Republic Automatic Sprinkler Company and Sprinkler Equipment Company. With Star Sprinkler Corporation, Philadelphia, since 1922, became secretary, treasurer, director, 1929, president, since 1952. Chairman of the Board Service Pipe & Supply Company, Philadelphia Chairman special committee Automatic Sprinkler Industry, since 1943.

    Membership

    Member Board Safety and Fire Prevention Philadelphia. Member Society Fire Protection Engineers, National Fire Protection Association (past president. Clubs: St. Davids Golf (Wayne, Pennsylvania).

    Connections

    • Married Nancy MoLaughlin, October 24, 1911.
    • father: Charles Davis Duke
    • mother: Lula Evelyn (Smoot) Duke
    • spouse: Nancy MoLaughlin
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    Born December 8, 1889
    Died June 2, 1966
    (aged 76)
    Nationality

    Award