Sir Hugo Hirst, Bart
, around 1930
Hugo Hirst, 1st Baron Hirst (26 November 1863 – 22 January 1943), known as Sir Hugo Hirst, Bt, between 1925 and 1934, was a German-born British industrialist.
Born near Munich, Hugo Hirsch became a naturalized British subject in 1883 and changed his surname to Hirst.
He was co-founder with Gustav Binswanger of the General Electric Company plc, and in 1910 became its chairman.
He was created a baronet, of Witton in the County of Warwick, on 2 July 1925 and elevated to the peerage as Baron Hirst, of Witton in the County of Warwick, on 28 June 1934.
As both his son and his grandson died before Hirst, his baronetcy and peerage both became extinct on his death in 1943.
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