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Biographical entry Meehan, Francis Thomas (c. 1898 - 1957)

c. 1898
Liverpool, England
2 July 1957
Industrial chemist


Francis Meehan worked in various capacities for Imperial Chemical industry (ICI) from 1930 until his death. He was seconded to ICIANZ Ltd in 1942 to build the Botany factory for the manufacture of chlorine and a wide range of derivatives. He was Chairman of the company 1947-1953 and remained a Board member up to the time of his death.


Born Liverpool, England ca 1898. Died 2 July 1957. Educated University of Liverpool (BSc (hons) 1921, PhD 1923). Royal Horse Artillery 1915-19, DSIR 1924-29, various positions, Imperial Chemical industry 1930-53, Managing Director, Finnish Chemicals Limited 1936-41, seconded to ICIANZ Ltd in 1942 to build the Botany factory, Technical Director 1946-47, chairman 1947-53, Board member till the time of his death. President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1953-54.

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