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Biographical entry Henderson, Thomas W. (1901 - 1960)

3 September 1901
13 February 1960
Industrial chemist


Thomas Henderson held various positions within the Shell Company of Australia Ltd from 1935, being Managing Director of Shell Chemical (Australia) Pty Ltd 1955-1960.


Born 3 September 1901. Died 13 February 1960. Educated University of Sydney (BSc). Science Master, Scots College for several years, Manager, Technical Products Department, Shell Co. Ltd, Melbourne 1935-38, Sales Manager, Technical Products Ltd, England 1939-46, Far Eastern Representative (Chemicals), Shell Petroleum Ltd 1947-50, General Manager, Shell Chemical Distribution Company of Africa Ltd, Johannesburg 1951, Manager, Victorian Branch, Shell Co. Ltd 1952-54, Managing Director, Shell Chemical (Australia) Pty. Ltd 1955-60.

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  • Henderson, T. W., 'The origin of petroleum (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1931-1932, 1933, pp. 21-30. Also available at Details

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