Thomas Douglas

Thomas Douglas was born in 1829 and served as a mining engineer apprentice to Edward Fenwick Boyd (former President of this Institute) at Urpeth Colliery between 1844 and 1848. His tactful, kind, and genial personality made him successful in disputes dealing with wages and other difficulties.

Douglas was elected to the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers in 1852, elected a a member of the Council in 1862, appointed Vice-President in 1881, before being appointed President in 1894.

He died in 1920 aged 91.

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