Lawrence Ennis

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Lawrence Ennis CMG[1] OBE[1] (31 August 1871 - 5 May 1938)[1] was the managing director of Dorman Long and the main supervisor of the construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.[2]

Life[edit]

Ennis was born in West Calder, Scotland and raised in the United States.[2] By 1900 Ennis was in charge of one of the American Bridge Company's largest sites.[2] Ennis joined Dorman Long in 1903, and became General Manager in 1915 and a company director in 1924.[3]

Ennis was appointed OBE in 1918.[4]

From 1924 to 1932 Ennis was resident in Australia to manage the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge.[5][6]

Upon his return to Britain in 1932, Ennis was appointed managing director of Dorman Long.[7]

He died in 1938.[8]

Publication[edit]

  • Brearley, Joan McDonald; Ennis, Lawrence (1982), The bridge opened : official opening, 19th March, 1932, Pylon Press, ISBN 978-0-9593592-0-6 
  • As joint author - in Minutes of Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol. 238 - Session 1933-1934, Pt. 2. London: 1935. 2) Sydney Harbour Bridge: Manufacture of the Structural Steelwork and Erection of the Bridge, by R. Freeman and L. Ennis;[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Obituaries - from the Tablet Archive
  2. ^ a b c 07 May 1938 - BRIDGE BUILDER DEAD. Mr. Lawrence Ennis. A BOYHO
  3. ^ "City News in Brief." Times [London, England] 17 May 1924: 18. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.
  4. ^ "Order Of The British Empire." Times [London, England] 10 June 1918: 2+. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.
  5. ^ Sydney Harbour Bridge
  6. ^ "CLOSING OF MAIN ARCH SPAN.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 11 September 1930. p. 12. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dorman, Long & Co." Times [London, England] 21 Dec. 1932: 18. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 16 Nov. 2014.
  8. ^ "Mr. Lawrence Ennis' Sudden Death.". Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) (Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 7 May 1938. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Freeman, Ralph; Bradfield, J. J. C. (John Job Crew), 1867-1943; Pain, John Freeman; Roberts, Gilbert; Ennis, Lawrence (1935), [Sydney Harbour Bridge] : by Ralph Freeman [and others], Institution of Civil Engineers, retrieved 5 May 2012