George Deacon (civil engineer)
26 July 1843|
|Died||17 June 1909
George Frederick Deacon (civil engineer.26 July 1843 – 17 June 1909 ) was an English
A pupil and lifelong friend of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Deacon was Lord Kelvin's assistant on the SS Great Eastern cable-laying expedition. He was both borough engineer and water engineer to Liverpool from 1871 to 1880, and water engineer to the city from 1880 to 1890. During this latter period, jointly with Thomas Hawksley, he designed the Lake Vyrnwy scheme to supply Liverpool's water. In 1890 he established a consultancy in Westminster which designed waterworks for many UK towns. This merged with another firm to become Alexander Binnie & Sons, Deacon.
- W. F. Spear, rev. Anita McConnell. Brian Harrison, ed. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32759. ISBN 978-0-19-861411-1. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
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