Eric Bowater

(1895—1962) paper manufacturer and industrialist

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He became managing director of the family firm of paper merchants in 1924, transforming it into a manufacturing business. The first Bowater paper mill opened at Northfleet, Kent, in 1926; further mills followed, and by the mid-1950s Bowaters became the world's largest newsprint manufacturer.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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