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JOSEPH, Francis (L'Estrange) (Sir), C.B.E., D.L., J.P.
The Hall, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent.
Born 1870, Liverpool. Son of the late Thomas Joseph.
Educated Caledonian Schools, Liverpool.
Married 1917, Violet, daughter of the late Joel Settle.
Chairman and Managing Director of Settle, Speakman & Co., Ltd.;
Director of Stafford Coal and Iron Co. Ltd.;
Director of New Acid Co. Ltd., and Chairman of Bignall Hill Colliery Co. Ltd., and Mossfield Colliery Ltd.;
Chairman A. and S. Henry & Co. Ltd., Manchester, Dundee, Bradford, &c.;
Director London Midland & Scottish Rly.;
President of the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce (1921-31);
Chairman and Founder of the Central Pig Iron Producers Association and of the Basic Iron Producers Association.
Member of British Government Economic Mission to South Africa, 1930;
Member of Overseas Trade Development Council since 1930.
Member of Liverpool City Council, 1903-13;
Justice of the Peace for Liverpool (1910-23); County of Chester, 1920, and the County of Stafford, 1927;
Contested Walton Parliamentary Division of Liverpool, 1910, and Fairfield Division, 1918;
High Sheriff of Staffordshire 1932.
Staff Captain, War Office, 1916-17;
Assistant Secretary Ministry National Service, 1917-18;
Deputy Director General, National Labour Supply, 1918.
"Who's Who in Staffordshire" 1934