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Biographical entry Coggan, Tom Colston (1897? - 1952)

Born
1897?
Died
12 May 1952
Occupation
Industrial chemist

Summary

Tom Colston Coggan was a staff member at James Stedman Henderson's Sweets Ltd for over 30 years. One of his first posts was as a laboratory assistant in charge of the manufacture of confectionery at a factory in Slough, England (1928-1930). Coggan then progressed to take charge of several manufacturing departments and became a member of the factory executive. At the time of his death he held the dual position of Chief Chemist and Assistant Factory Manager. Before joining Henderson's Sweets Tom Coggan was an Assistant Chemist with Lever Brothers in Balmain, followed by a stint with H.M. Customs Laboratory in Sydney and later at Dalgety & Co. in Mareeba. He was a foundation member of the Food Technology Association of New South Wales.

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1917
Education - Diploma in Assaying completed at the Sydney Technical College
1923
Education - Diploma in Industrial Chemistry completed at the Sydney Technical College
1928 - 1930
Career position - Laboratory Assistant in charge of the manufacture of confectionery at a factory in Slough, England
1928 - 1952
Career position - Employed by James Stedman Henderson's Sweets Ltd

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