Alfred Brooke-Smith

Alfred Brooke-Smith (1874–1938) was the Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council for 2 years from 1920 to 1922. He also served as Managing Director of Jardine Matheson & Co.

Alfred Brooke-Smith
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Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council
In office
1920–1922
Preceded bySir Edward Pearce
Succeeded byH.G. Simms
Personal details
Born(1874-11-03)November 3, 1874
England
Died(1938-04-06)April 6, 1938 (aged 65)
England
ProfessionBusinessman

BiographyEdit

Brooke-Smith was born on 3 November 1874 in Yokohama, Japan and received his education there.[1]

At the age of 16, he joined the firm of Findlay Richardson in Yokohama. In 1897, he joined Jardine Matheson & Co as an assistant in their Import and Cotton Mill Department in Hong Kong. On 1 May 1918, he was appointed a Director and was Senior Director at Shanghai from 1919 to 1926. He was also Managing Director in 1924-5.[2]

He served on the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1917 and, in 1919, became Vice-Chairman. In 1920 he became Chairman of the Council and served in that position until 1922.[3]

He retired in 1926 and returned to England.[4]

He died on 6 April 1938 at Martley Hall, Suffolk, England.[5]

MarriageEdit

Brooke-Smith married Ann Bigland Brand, daughter of Mr David Brand of Shanghai, in December 1918 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Obituary, North China Herald, 14 April 1938, p452 and North China Herald, April 24, 1926, p158
  2. ^ Obituary, North China Herald, 14 April 1938, p452
  3. ^ Obituary, North China Herald, 14 April 1938, p452
  4. ^ North China Herald, April 24, 1926, p158
  5. ^ North China Herald November 23, 1938, p311
  6. ^ North China Herald, December 14, 1918, p671