Frederick Lewis, 1st Baron Essendon
Frederick Lewis, 1st Baron Essendon (1870–1944), known as Sir Frederick Lewis, Bt, between 1918 and 1932, was a British shipping magnate.
Fredrick Lewis was born in 1870 in Witton Park. In 1883, aged 13, he joined Furness Withy & Co, a major shipping company, based in Hartlepool. By 1919 he had risen to be a Director of the Company and in that year he led a consortium that took ownership of the business. In 1932 he became Chairman of Royal Mail Lines, which was created from the assets of the collapsed Royal Mail Steam Packet Company after the Royal Mail Case.
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- Nicol, Stuart (2001). MacQueen's Legacy; Ships of the Royal Mail Line. Two. Brimscombe Port and Charleston, SC: Tempus Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 0-7524-2119-0.
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