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Gerald Lightfoot (1877-1966)

Mr. G. L. (Gerald) Lightfoot, the first Secretary of CSIR. Graduating from the University of Cambridge with first-class honours in the Mechanical Science Tripos he later gained qualifications as a lawyer and was called to the Bar. Mr. Lightfoot was associated with the various forerunners of the CSIR including the Institute of Science and Industry, which he served from 1920-1926. He drafted the Act establishing the Commonwealth Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, becoming its first Secretary in 1926 and serving in the role until 1949. Charles Bush, a noted Victorian artist, painted this portrait.

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Gerald Lightfoot (1877-1966)
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