CLOWES, Frank 1848-1923. Chemist. Born in Bradford and educated at the City of London School, the Royal School of Mines, London and the Royal College of Science, Dublin. Professor of Chemistry at University College, Nottingham 1881-1897, he was employed by the London County Council between 1897 and 1913 as Chemical Adviser and Director of the Council’s Chemical Staff and Laboratories. He was also the Expert Adviser in Gas Supply to the City of London and President of the Society of the Chemical Industry in 1897-98. He wrote books and articles on practical chemistry, the detection of inflammable gases in the air and bacterial treatment of London sewage. He lived at The Grange, Grange Lane and was a Governor of Dulwich College.

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