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Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck (1889-1968), Chemist and industrialist; Fellow of the Royal Society

Sitter in 10 portraits
Industrial chemist. Fleck, a laboratory boy at Glasgow University joined the teaching staff in 1911. In 1913 he joined the Glasgow Radium Committee, and in 1917 became chief chemist to Kellner Alkali Co., and works manager in 1919. He planned the works for Imperial Chemical Industries at Billingham in 1926, becoming its Chairman in 1937. In 1944 he was appointed to the board of ICI and became Chairman (1953-60). He was also Chairman of Scottish Agricultural Industries (1947-51), the Coal Board Organization Committee, the Scientific Advisory Council, (1958-65) and the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee (1960-5). He was President of the Royal Institution (1963).

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Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Sir Lawrence Gowing
oil on canvas, 1957
NPG 4662

x1829

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x1829

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Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 10 June 1963
NPG x125905

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Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 10 June 1963
NPG x125906

x89248

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1955
NPG x89248

x82777

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1955
NPG x82777

x1830

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x1830

x1831

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x1831

x1832

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x1832

x167569

Alexander Fleck, Baron Fleck

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 11 June 1964
NPG x167569