Brief Biographical Note on George Livesey
GEORGE THOMAS LIVESEY 1834-1908.
Father - Thomas Livesey, clerk at South Met. from 1842.
George Livesey was employed by South Met. (as office boy) from 1846, Assistant Manager 1857.Chief Engineer/Company Secretary 1871 (on his father's death). Retired to join Board November 1882, Chairman of Board 1883.
Directorships in other gas companies.
President British Association of Gas Engineers 1874. Member Inst. Civil Engineers. Numerous papers to professional institutes (mainly on gas purification processes and gas holder construction). Involved in foundation of professional bodies leading to the setting up of the Institution of Gas Engineers. Many professional offices. 1882 Birmingham Medal for Services to the Gas Industry.
Evidence to numerous commissions and committees of enquiry concerning gas industry affairs. Member Royal Commission of Labour 1892-94. Member Royal Commission on the Poor Law.
Founder member of the London Band of Hope and President 1906. Vice-president London Municipal Society 1906. Close connections with many temperance organisations.
3. South Metropolitan Gas Compant Ltd. - Political Background
4. South Met. Internal Policies
7. The Co-partnership Scheme
8. The Co-partnership Scheme - Its influence