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Sir Alexander Beville Gibbons Stanier

2nd Bt.; DSO 1940 (and bar 1945); MC; DL, JP; CStJ; Born 31 Jan 1899; son of Sir Beville Stanier, 1st Bart, MP & Constance, (died 1948) daughter of the late Rev B Gibbons; S father, 1921; Married 1927 Dorothy Gladys (died 1973) eldest daughter of late Brig-Gen Alfred Douglas Miller, CBE, DSO; one son one daughter. Educated Eton; MRC, Sandhurst. Served European War in France, 1918 (MC); Served War of 1939-45 in France 1940 and 1944 (despatches, DSO and bar, American Silver Star, Comdr Order of Leopold of Belgium with palm, Belgian Croix de Guerre with palm); Adjutant 1st Bn Welsh Guards, 1923-26; Military Secretary, Gibraltar, 1927-30; commanded 2nd Battalion Welsh Guards, 1939-40; Tem Brigadier, 1940-45; Lieut-Colonel Commanding Welsh Guards 1945-48; CC Salop, 1950-58. High Sheriff of Shropshire, 1951. County President of the St John Ambulance Bde, 1950-60. Comd Order of Legion of Honour (France) 1988. Heir son Beville Douglas Stanier [Born 20 April 1934; Married 1963, Shelagh elder daughter of late Major and Mrs J S Sinnott, Tetbury Glos; one son two daughters]. Addresses Hill House, Shotover Park, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1QN T Wheatley (0865) 832996; Park Cottage, Ludford, Ludlow SY8 1PP T Ludlow (0584) 872675.
Who's Who 1995

He is presumably the Brigadier Alex Stanier who commanded 231 Brigade of the 50(N) Division which landed on the beaches east of Asnelles-sur-Mer as part of the D-Day landings. His signature appears on a print by Robert Taylor commemorating the event.

Capt Sir Beville Douglas Stanier

3rd Bt., of Peplow Hall, Hodnet SAL. Son of Sir Alexander Beville Gibbons Stanier (died 1995) and Dorothy Gladys Stanier née Miller (died 1973). Born 20 April 1934. Educated Eton. Married 23 February 1963 Violet Shelagh, daughter of Major James Stocklet Sinnott of Tetbury GLS. son Alexander, born 1970. Daughters Henrietta (born 1965), Lucinda (born 1967). Career: served Welsh Guards 1952-60, ADC to Governer-General of Australia 1959-60; Stockbroker; Partner in Kitcat & Aitken 1960-76; Farmer since 1964; Consulant to Hales Snails Ltd 1976-88. Member Whaddon Parish Council since 1976, chairman since 1983. Recreations Shooting, cricket.
Debretts People of Today, 1995

Sir Beville Stanier

JP, CC, Peplow Hall, Market Drayton, Salop; son of the late Francis Stanier, DL, JP, of Peplow, and Harcourt Manor, Salop; born at Pool Wyck, Windermere, June 12th 1867; educated privately and at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, whose diploma he holds; married, December 12th, 1894, Sarah Constance, daughter of the Reverend B Gibbons, of Waresley House, Co. Worcester. Mr Stanier is a Director of the North Stafford Railway Company. He has always taken a great interest in the scientific and practical development of Agriculture; is Correspondent for the Board of Agriculture and one of the Governors of the Harper-Adams Agricultural College, Newport, Salop. He is a Justice of the Peace for Shropshire, represents the Hodnet Division on the Salop County Council, and is a member of the Drayton Rural District Council and Board of Guardians. He is a Churchman and a Conservative, being at present Chairman of the Hodnet Conservative Association, and is also Managing Trustee of the Hodnet Charities. Mr Stanier is a keen sportsman and naturalist; he has had two years' big game shooting in various British Colonies (many trophies of which may be seen at Peplow, including the Hawkstone collection of stuffed birds and animals, which includes many rare birds, as for instance the now extinct "Great Auk"), and at present his favourite sports are Shooting, Salmon Fishing, Deer Stalking and Otter Hunting. He is a Fellow of the Zoological Society, and a member of the Wyndham Club, and Shropshire County Clubs.
County Biographies (Shropshire) 1904, ed. John Dale

JP, CC, Peplow Hall, Market Drayton, Salop; also of Moor House, Staffordahire. Born at Pool Wyck, Windermere, June 12th 1867; Educated privately and at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, whose diploma he holds. Mr Stanier is a Director of the North Stafford Railway Company. He has always taken a great interest in the scientific and practical development of Agriculture; is Correspondent for the Board of Agriculture and one of the Governors of the Harper-Adams Agricultural College, Newport, Salop. He is a Justice of the Peace for Shropshire, represents the Hodnet Division on the Salop County Council, and is a Member of the Drayton Rural District Council and Board of Guardians. A Conservator of the Severn and a member of the Licensing Committee. He is a Churchman and a Conservative, being at present Chairman of the Newport Conservative Association, and is also Managing Trustee of the Hodnet Charities. Is President of the Shropshire Chamber of Agriculture, and on several occasions has acted as President of other local Agriculture Societies. Is Lord of the Manor of Peplow and High Hatton, and Patron of the livings of Stanton, Salop, and Knutton, Staffs, and is one of the Lay-rectors of Stanton. Mr Stanier is a keen sportsman and naturalist; he has had two years big game shooting in various British Colonies (many trophies of which may be seen at Peplow), and at present his favourite sports are salmon fishing, deer stalking, and otter hunting. He is a Fellow of the Zoological Society. Although now for many years resident in Shropshire, the family connection with the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, has been long and intimate. Three successive generations have accepted the Mayorality, that office being held in the case of Mr Stanier's father for three consecutive years, during which he was presented with the Freedom of the Borough. Amongst other gifts to the Borough of Newcastle, the late Francis Stanier projected the building of a ward in connection with the Isolation Hospital, but death intervening, this scheme was carried out by Mr Beville Stanier, who was afterwards presented by the Mayor and Corporation with a portrait of his father, which he handed back, and which now adorns the walls of the Council Chamber. Mr Stanier is a member of the Wyndham Club. Married, December 12th 1894, Sarah Constance, daughter of the Rev. B Gibbons, of Waresley House, County Worcester, and has isuue Alexander Beville, Philip Francis, Edward, and Dulce Constance.
Shropshire Biographical Part II 1907, ed. C H Mate

1st Bt., cr 1917; MP (U) North Shropshire 1908-18, and Ludlow since Dec 1918; DL, JP Shropshire; Deputy Chairman of North Staffs Railway; Deputy Chairman Trent and Mersey Canal; Director Home Grown Sugar; M.R.A.C. of Cirencester; Born 12 June 1867; Married Constance, daughter of late Rev B Gibbons; three sons, one daughter. CC 1902-12; Governer Harper Adams Agricultural College; Captain in Territorial Reserve; Hon Secretary Shropshire Territorial Association, 1914-18; Chairman of British Sugar Beet Growers Society; Director Farmers' Land Purchase Co. Heir: Alexander Beville Gibbons; Born 1898. Addresses The Citadel, Weston, Preston Brockhurst, nr Shrewsbury; 21 Buckingham Gate, SW1. Club Carlton.
(Died 15 Dec 1921)
Who Was Who 1916 - 1928

Brian John Stanier

Lecturer, Department of Applied Physics, Univ of Durham. BA Oxon 1961. Late research assistant, Univ of Southampton. Author Work function patches in oxide-coated cathodes
Directory of British Scientists, 1966-67

Francis Stanier

Senior partner, F Stanier & Son since 1942. Born 11 June 1897. MIMinE, MAMEME, MNACM. Past Appointments: Manager, Blidworth Colliery; Agent and Manager, Kilnhurst Colliery; Agent and Manager, Netherseal Colliery. Professional Interests: Mining in all its phases; electrical and hydraulic installations. Address: Church Farm. Stretton, Burton on Trent.
Whos Who of British Engineers, 1966

George Stonier

Born 12 October 1945. Married Christine Mary. Son Adam (born 1982). Daughter Anna May (born 1978). Career Financial accountant, then Company Secretary and Industrial Relations Director, Wedgwood Ltd; Human Resources Director, Waterford Wedgwood UK PLC from 1988; Director of Wedgwood Museua Trust; Chairman Staffs LEN; Member Management Board, Staffs Enterprises Assn; Vice-President Pottery & Glass Trades Benevolent Institute. FRSA, ACIT, ACMA. Recreations piano, fishing.
Debretts People of Today, 1995

George Walter Stonier

MA; author, critic, journalist. Born Sydney Australia 1903; Married 1951 Patricia, daughter of James Nelson Dover. Educated Westminster School; Christ Church Oxford; Assistant Literary Editor of the New Stateman & Nation, 1928-45. Wrote plays for the BBC: The House Opposite, Ophelia, Chap in a Bowler Hat, etc. Publications Gog Magog, 1933; The Shadow Across the Page, 1937; Shaving Through the Blitz, 1943; My Dear Bunny, 1947; Round London with the Unicorn, 1951; Pictures on the Pavement, 1954; English Countryside on Colour, 1956; Off the Rails, 1967; Rhodesian Spring, 1968. (ed) International Film Annual vols 2 and 3. Contributions to Observer, New Stateman & Nation, Punch, Sunday Telegraph, Sight and Sound. Address Early Mist, PO Juliaside, Zimbabwe.
(Died 25 March 1985)
Who Was Who 1981 - 1990

Harold Stanier

Saverley, 26 Leasway, Westcliff on Sea, Essex. BA 1915, MA Camb; FRIC, MSCI, FRSA; Late Chief Chemist, South Metropolitan Gas Co. Author Removal of CS2 from coal gas with nickel catalyst, Proc RSA, 1924; Catalytic gasification of hydrocarbon oils in stearin (jointly), J Inst Gas Engineers, 1950, 1954
Directory of British Scientists, 1966-67

Harold James Stonier

Educator. Born San José California, 11 January 1890; son of Alfred E Stanier and Rella K Stanier (née Haynes). Educated College of Pacific 1909-10, BA Univ of Southern California 1915, MA 1915. Post-graduate study Univs of Califonia and Columbia. Dr of Business Administration Univ of Southern Califonia 1928. LLD Miami U, Oxford O 1932, Litt D Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick NJ 1942. Married Lucille Holderness 21 December 1921. Teacher of economics, U of Southern Cal, 1915-17 and 1918-25, of Investment Business, 1917-18, VP of University 1925-37. National Investment Director of American Institute of Banking 1927-41. Director of Graduate School of Banking 1935-55, Director from 1955. Executive Manager of the American Bankers Assoc 1937-52, exev VP 1952-55. Member Ctte of Education by Radio 1929-30. President Pacific Advetising Clubs Association; VP International Advertising Association, member American Association for Adult Education (treas), Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Kappa. Appointed by President Hoover official delegate to the International Congress on Commercial Education, London 1932. Awarded Call. Alumni Trophy by Univ of Southern Califonia 1937, Rutgers Univ Award for services to Education 1937. Clubs Union League (NY), Asheville Country (NC). Lecturer on buisness and political topics. Methodist. Home 200 N Griffing Blvd, Asheville NC. Office 12 E 36th Street, NYC 19. (died 3 June 1957, buried Lewis Memorial Cemetery, Asheville NC)
Who Was Who in America

Dr Jean Elizabeth Stanier

Department of Psysiology and Biochemistry, Univ of Southampton. MA 1944, DPhil 1950 Oxon. DSIR Research Fellow; Mem Biochem Soc. Late MRC, Biochem Labs, Oxford Univ; MRX Unit studying under-nutrition, Wuppetal, Germany. Author Hyaluronic acid in synovial fluid (jointly), Biochem J, 1950, Suspension mechanism for rat-liver-cell nuclei (jointly), Biochem J, 1956, Inhibition of ribonuclease (jointly), Biochem J, 1963
Directory of British Scientists, 1966-67

Field Marshall Sir John (Wilfred) Stanier

GCB 1982 (KCB 1978); MBE 1961; DL; Constable, HM Tower of London since 1990; Born 6 Oct 1925; son of Harold Allen Stanier and Penelope Rose Stanier (née Price); Married 1955 Cicely Constance Lambert; four daughters; Educated Marlborough Coll; Merton Coll, Oxford; FRGS; Commd of 7th Queen's Own Hussars, 1946; served in N. Italy, Germany and Hong Kong; comd Royal Scots Grays, 1966-68; comd 20th Armd Bde 1969-70; GOC 1st Div, 1973-75; Comdt, Staff Coll, Camberley, 1975-78. ADC General to the Queen 1981-85. Col, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 1979-84. Col County RAC, 1982-85. Chm RUSI, 1986-89. Pres Hampshire Br, British Red Cross Soc, 1986-94. Mem Council, Marlborough Coll, 1984-. DL Hampshire, 1987. Recreations fishing, sailing, talking. Address c/o Coutts & Co Adelaide Branch, 440 Strand WC2R 0QS. Club Cavalry and Guards.
Who's Who 1995

Dr Margaret Wilson Stanier

ARC Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, Cambridge. BA 1941, BSc 1944, DPhil 1953 Cambridge. Fellow, Newnham Coll, Camb; Member, Physiological Soc. Late Senior lecturer, Dept Physiology, Makerere Coll, Uganda. Author of many papers in Brit Journal of Nutrition and Journal of Physiology since 1956.
Directory of British Scientists, 1966-67

Richard Stonehewer or Stonhewer

[1728? - 1809] Friend of Thomas Gray, born about 1728, was the son of Richard Stonehewer (d 29 Oct 1769) rector of Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, from 1727 to 1769. After a rudimentary education at the Kepyer grammar school in Houghton parish, he was admitted pensioner at Trinity College Cambridge on 4 Nov 1745 'aged 17', and obtained a scholarship on 2 May 1747. He at once became known to Gray, probably through the introduction of Thomas Wharton MD of Old Park, near Durham, the poets lifelong friend. He graduated BA in 1749-50, being eighth wrangler in the mathematical tripos, was elected a fellow of Peterhouse on 29 Oct 1751, and proceeded MA in 1753. While residing on his fellowship in Cambridge he was the tutor of Augustus Henry Fitzroy. third Duke of Grafton (1735-1811). When the duke threw himself into politics, Stonehewer became his private secretary, and remained throughout his life his confidential friend. In April 1761 and until June 1763 he was 'interpreter of oriental languages'. On 19 July 1765 he was the dukes undersecretary of state for the northern department, and on 28 June 1766 he became undersecretary of state for the southern department to the Duke of Richmond. Through the Duke of Grafton he obtained for Gray the professorship of modern history and languages at Cambridge, and was himself made permanent auditor of the excise. In 1768 he was living in Queen Street, Mayfair, London, where Mason paid him a visit, and he afterwards lived at 14 Curzon Street, a house nearly opposite the chapel. He was elected FRS on 17 May 1787. Gray called him in 1769 his 'best friend' and left him £500 in his will. William Burke deemed him 'a gentleman of great worth, extreme good understanding, and of the politest manners'. He was friendly with Horace Walpole, and in 1773 made a trip to the English lakes with Mason. In May 1782 he was 'very ill of the influenza', but he lived to a good old age, dying on 30 June 1809, aged 81. His portrait was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1775 for the Duke of Grafton, and is in the possession of the present Duke at Wakefield Lodge, Stony Stratford. A replica of it is at Middleton Park, Bicester, the seat of the Earl of Jersey. They are in excellent preservation, half length; a black fur hangs from his neck, and the costume is dark red.

The manuscripts which Gray left, together with his library, to Mason, were left by Mason to Stonehewer, who bequeathed to Pembroke College Cambridge, Gray's commonplace books and holographic copies of most of his poems. The correspondence of Gray and Mason, published by Miford in 1853, was left by Mason to Stonehewer, and passed from him to his relative, Mr Bright of Skeffington Hall, Leicestershire. So did a part of Gray's library, the subsequent fate of which is described by Sir Austin Dobson in Eighteenth Century Vignettes. Stonehewer presented a manuscript by Gray on Aristophanes to Mathias. Letters to him as in Mr Gosse's edition of Gray's Works.
Dictionary of National Biography

"JACK" AND "JOHNNY" IN GRAY'S LETTERS
To the Editor of the Times

Sir, - in the P.S.to a letter written from London on May 28, 1759, to his friend, the Rev. James Brown, President of Pembroke College, Grays says, "I rejoice in Jack's good fortune." The identity of the "Jack" has remained a mystery, none of the editors having been able to throw any light upon it. Mr. Leonard Whibley, however, bearing in mind a later letter (to Mason) in which mention is made of "Johnny," who, as will be shown presently, can be no other than Stonhewer, though his name was Richard, makes the very plausible suggestion that "Jack" here is also Stonhewer.

His "good fortune" may refer either to his appointment as private secretary to his former puil, the Duke of Grafton (the exact date of which does not appear to be recorded), or to his having been given some official post, such as he certainly held a few months later; for Gray writes to Wharton on September 18 of the same year, "Stonhewer is come [to Town] . . . he is gone to-day (I believe) to receive a Morocco Embassador." According to the D.N.B., Stonhewer was "interpreter of Oriental languages" from April, 1761, till June, 1763. On the occasion mentioned by Gray he may have been acting as an assitant or probationary interpreter.

In the letter to Mason referred to above, which was written from Cambridge on January 8, 1768, Gray sends some doggerel lines in which he names ten of Mason's friends who were awaiting his return. Mitford, by whom the letter was first printed, given the following text, which has been followed by subsequent editors:-

"Here are, or have been, or will be, all your old and new friends, in constant expectation of you at Cambridge; yet Christmas is past, and no Scroddles appears,
Weddell attends your call, and Palgrave proud,
---- ---- ----, and Delaval the loud.
For thee does Powell squeeze, and Marriot sputter.
And Glyn cuts phizzes, and Tom Neville stutter.
Brown sees thee sitting on his nose's tip,
The Widow feels thee in her aching hip.
For thee fat Nanny sighs, and handy Nelly.
And Balguy with a bishop in his belly.
It is true of the two archdeacons. The latter is now here, but goes on Monday. The former comes to take his degree in February. The rector writes to ask whether you are come, that he may do the same. As to Johnny, here he is, divided between the thoughts of ............ and marriage. Delaval only waits for a little intreaty. The master, the doctor, the poet, and the president, are very pressing and warm, but none so warm as the coffee-house and I. Come then away."

But an inspection of the original shows that Mitford's text is faulty in several respects. In the MS. three names have been heavily scored through, but are still decipherable -- namely, the first, which Mitford prints as "Weddell"; the third, which he leaves blank; and the last, which he correctly prints as "Balguy." The first name, however, is not Weddell but "Prim Hurd"; and the second is "Stonhewer the lewd." The word omitted by Mitford in the next sentence is "fornication"; in the next sentence but one "master" should be "masters." Now for the identifications -- the "two archdeacons" according to Tovey are Powell and Balguy. Both were archdeacons, it is true; but Powell cannot be one of the two meant by Gray, since he says that the archdeacon in question "comes to take his degree in February," whereas Powell took his degree of D.D. in 1757. The reference is to Hurd, who was archdeacon of Gloucester, and took his D.D. in this year (1768). The "rector" is Palgrave, who was rector of Thrandeston, and of Palgrave in Suffolk. The "masters" (Tovey's identification of the "master" as Dr. Long, Master of Pembroke, of course is out of the question) are Powell, Master of St. John's and Marriott, Master of Trinity Hall. The "doctor" is Glyn; the "poet" Neville; and the "president," Brown. All the rest having been accounted for,"Johnny" can only be Stonhewer.

Your obedient servant

PAGET TOYNBEE

Fiveways, Burnham, Bucks.
Letter to "The Times"

Robert Spenser Stanier

Master of Magdelen College School, Oxford, 1944-67; Born 9 Aug 1907, son of C E Stanier, Civil Engineer to the Underground Railways. Married 1935 Maida Euphemia Kerr Burnett, two sons. Educated Berkhampstead School; Wadham Coll, Oxford. Assistant Master at King's School, Canterbury 1929-35; Usher at Magdelen College Schools, Oxford 1935-44. Publications Selections from the Greek Lyric Poets, 1935; Magdelen School 1940 (reprinted by Oxford Historical Society 1941; augmented edition 1958); Oxford Heraldry for the Man in the Street 1974; articles in Journal of Hellenic Society and Greece and Rome. Address 211 Merell Avenue, Oxford. T: Oxford 40269.
(Died 6 Dec 1980)
Who Was Who 1971 - 1980

Prof Roger Yate Stanier

PhD; FRS 1978; Professor l'Institut Pasteur, France, since 1971; Born 22 Oct 1916; son of Francis Thomas Thursfield Stanier and Dorothey Alice Broadhurst; Married 1956 Germaine Bazire; one daughter; Educated Shawnigan Lake Sch, Canada; Oak Bay High Sch; Univ of BC (BA 1936); Univ of Calif in Los Angeles (MA 1940); Stanford Univ (PhD 1942); Hon. Dr des Science, Peims 1973; Hon DSc Chicago 1978; For. Mem. Royal Acad of Arts and Sci, Amsterdam; For. Associate, Nat Acad Sci, USA, 1979; Associate Mem, French Acad of Science, 1981; Hon Member, Soc of Gen Microbiology, 1978; Amer Soc for Microbiology 1979. Carlsburg Medallist, Carlsburg Res Inst, Denmark, 1976; (first) Bergey Manual Award, USA, 1978; Leeuwenhoek Medal, Royal Netherlands Acad of Arts and Sci 1980; Carlos J Finlay Prize, Cuba, 1980; Médaille de'or de la Societé d'Encouragement au Progès, France 1981. Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, France 1977. Publications The Microbial World 1957 (4th edition, 1976), articles in Jl of Bacteriology, Jl of General Microbiology. and Archives of Microbiology. Address 143 Rue de la Violette, 78830 Bullion, France. T 481-3023
(Died 29 Jan 1982)
Who Was Who 1981 - 1990

Sylvia Stanier

Sylvia Stanier is the daughter of Lady Dorothy Stanier, herself a well-known and successful side-saddle rider, both in the show ring and hunting field. From her mother and the great showman, Sam Marsh, Sylvia learned the art of side-saddle riding from childhood, and can recall visits to Miss Mayhew's famous saddlery shop in Seymour Street, London, and to the near-by side-saddle tailors, Roberts and Carroll, who made her first good jacket.

Choosing riding as a career, Sylvia studied in many different spheres, working for the famous Hume Dudgeon Riding Establishment for many years. There she met Doreen Archer Houblon who became both friend and mentor and it was from Mrs. Houblon that Sylvia Stanier took over the task of standing in for Her Majesty during rehearsals for Trooping the Colour.

Sylvia Stanier won the Ladies Side-Saddle Championship at the Dublin Horse Show on "Bachelor Gay" in 1965. She has written two books, The Art of Long Reining and The Art of Lungeing. She was admitted to the Royal Victorian Order in 1983

Prof Tom Ted Stonier

Born 29 April 1927, Hamburg Germany. Naturalised American Citizen. Married 1953, 5 children. Educated: Drew University, AB 1950; Yale University, MS 1951, PhD 1955. Assistant Prof, Yale 1951-2; junior research associate in biology, Brookhaven National Labs 1852-4; visiting investigator, Rockerfeller Inst 1954-7, research associate 1957-62; associate prof of biology, Manhatten Coll 1962-71; Prof of biology and Chairman of Science and Sociology, Bradford Univ from 1982. President, Applied Systems Knowledge from 1982; President Valiant Designs from 1984. USPHS fellow 195406; Damon Runyan Memorial fellow 1956-7; Colsultant to Living Science Labs 1961-2, Hudson Institute 1865-9, MacMillan Coll 1968, Environmental Defence Fund 1968-70, State Univ of Ney York College purchase, 1972. Member Am Assoc for the Adv Sci, Am Soc Plant Physiology, Federation of Am Sci (secretary 1966-7), New York Acadamy of Sci, Sigma Xi, Soc Devel Biology. fellow of the Royal Society. Research interests: impact of science and technology on society; use of computers in education; information theory; technological forecasting; cell physiology in plant growth, cancer, and aging.
American Men and Women for Science

William Stanier

ARCA (1948), FRSA, MSIA,; designer and glass-engraver; head of industrial glass dept, RCA, since 1949; Born Stourbridge, Worc, 20 Nov 1919; son of the late Charles David Stanier, MBE, glass-making instructor, Stourbridge School of Art; Married Monica Pugh; two sons. Educated: Stourbridge Grammar School, King Edward VI; studied art at Stourbridge School of Art, RCA (1939, 1945-48), Slojdforeningen Skola, Gothenburg, Konstfackscolen, Stockholm (1949). Exhibitions: Britain Can Make It exhbn Work in permanent collections: V & A, Melbourne Museum, Adelaide Museum. Work reproduced: Pottery and Glass, Designers in Britain. Club: Imperial Arts League. Address: 2 Lawn St., Stourbridge, Worcs. Signs work: "W. Stanier."
Who's Who in Art, 13th Edition, 1966

Sir William Arthur Stanier

Kt. created 1943. F.R.S. 1944; D.Sc (Clarkson); Hon. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers; Hon. M.I.Mech.E.l M.I.Loco.E; Chief Mechanical Engineer, London Midland and Scottish Railway Co, 1932-44; Member of Research Council, B.T.C.; Director (past Chairman) Power Jets (Research and Development) Ltd, since 1950 (Director, 1944-50); Born 27 May 1876 son of W H Stanier, Stores Superintendant G.W.R. Swindon; Married 1906, Ella Elizabeth (died 1957), daughter of C C Morse; one son one daughter. Educated Wycliffe Coll, Stonehouse Glos.; Apprenticeship G.W.R. Swindon; Divisional Locomotive Supt. Swindon 1906-1912; Assistant Locomotive Works Manager 1912-1919; Works Manager 1920-22; Principal Assistant to Chief Mechanical Engineer 1922-31. Scientific Advisor, Ministry of Production 1942-48. President Production Engineers Association; Gold Medal of Institute of Locomotive Engineers 1957; International James Watt Medal 1963. Address Newburn, Chorleywood Rd, Rickmansworth, Herts. T: 77131. Club Athanæum.
(Died 27 Sept 1965)
Who Was Who 1961 - 1970

(1876 - 1965) English mechanical engineer, born in Swindon where his father was stores superindendant at the Great Western Railways works. He began as an apprentice there in 1892 and ended his railway career as chief mechanical engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway from 1933 to 1942. During that time he brought out many successful locomotive designs, including in 1937 the 4-6-2 "Coronation" class, at first streamlined and later in conventional form with distinctive tapered boilers.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary


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