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Thomas Seddon Duke

business executive

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