SEAGER, JOHN ELLIOT (1891 - 1955), shipowner

Name: John Elliot Seager
Date of birth: 1891
Date of death: 1955
Spouse: Dorothy Irene Seager (née Jones)
Parent: Margaret Annie Seager (née Elliot)
Parent: William Henry Seager
Gender: Male
Occupation: shipowner
Area of activity: Business and Industry
Author: Mary Auronwy James

Born 30 July 1891, eldest son of Sir William Henry Seager and Margaret Annie (née Elliot), and brother of George Leighton Seager. On 26 May 1922 he married Dorothy Irene Jones of Pontypridd, and they had four children. Educated at Cardiff High School and Queen's College, Taunton, he joined his father's shipping companies where he gained experience of all levels of management and control of shipping and the equipping of merchant fleets. He soon became a director of a dozen or more shipping and industrial companies and chairman of several of them. For many years he was honorary adviser on ships' stores at the Ministry of Food. He became a J.P. and was High Sheriff of Glamorganshire, 1937-38. He took a keen and active interest in charitable work, especially on behalf of youth organisations and hospitals. He was thorough, meticulous and untiring in every task he undertook. During World War I he won the Military Cross while serving with the South Wales Borderers. He died 8 January 1955 at his home, Tŷ Gwyn Court, Cardiff.


Published date: 2001

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