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Biographical entry Gibson, Arthur J. (1877 - 1944)

Born
1877
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
9 March 1944
Occupation
Chemist and Company director

Summary

Arthur J. Gibson was Assistant Manager and Director of Gibson and Howes Ltd., Bingera Plantation from1918 to 1939, then Managing Director from 1939 until his death. Before this, from 1895 to 1897, he worked at various sugar companies in Germany, Hawaii and Queensland. In 1898 Gibson went back to Germany where he carried out postdoctoral studies. On his return to Queensland in 1902 he was appointed assistant chemist with the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations in Bundaberg. Over the next sixteen years Gibson worked at the Bingera Plantation; was General Superintendent of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations; and was General Manager of Central Sugar Mills to 1918. From 1933 to 1935 he was General Chairman of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

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1896
Career position - Chemist in Hawaii
1896
Career position - Chemist at the Brunswick Sugar School and Stralsund Beet Sugar Factory in Germany
1897
Career position - Worked in Queensland
1898 - 1901
Career position - Worked and studied in Germany
1900s - 1918
Career position - General Manager of Central Sugar Mills
c. 1901
Education - Doctor of Philosophy and Master of the Liberal Arts completed at the universities of Zürich (Switzerland) and Göttingen (Germany)
1902
Career position - Assistant Chemist at the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations in Bundaberg, Queensland
1918 - 1939
Career position - Assistant Manager and Director of Gibson and Howes Ltd., Bingera Plantation
1933 - 1935
Career position - General Chairman of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
1939 - 1944
Career position - Managing Director of Gibson and Howes Ltd.

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