Sir George Smith Clark

(1861—1935) shipbuilder and politician

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(1861–1935), Belfast shipbuilder. Apprenticed at Harland & Wolff, in 1880 Clark entered into a partnership with Francis Workman to form Workman Clark & Company. In 1917 Clark received a baronetcy for his wartime services to the shipbuilding industry. In 1920 he resigned from the board of directors, apparently in protest at the financial dealings which were to lead to the company's temporary liquidation seven years later.


From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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