Jan 4th, 1913

Mr Bruce ISMAY resigns

We are officially informed that as from June Mr Bruce ISMAY is resigning as president of the International Mercantile Marine Company, which controls the White Star Line, Red Star, Atlantic Transport, Dominion and American Lines. He will be succeeded by Mr Harold SANDERSON, Director of the company, associated with concerns since 1893.

The charge will include Mr ISMAYíS resignation of subsidiary positions such as , chairmanship of the White Star Line.

He will continue as a member of the board of directors of the Mercantile Marine Co and of the British Committee of which the other members are, E. C. GRENFIELD [chairman], Lord PIRRIE and Harold SANDERSON.

In other engagements he will continue chairman of the Asiatic Steamship Co and of Liverpool and London Steamship Protection Asst, director of the London and North West Railway, the Liverpool and London Globe Insurance Co, the Sea Insurance Co and the Pacific Loan and Investment Co.

Mr J. Bruce ISMAY is the eldest son of Thomas Henry ISMAY. J.P, D. L. founder of the White Star Line and was born in 1862. He was educated at Elstree, Harrow and Dinard. On leaving school served 5yrs in the office of his father, Ismay Imrie and Co, he then went to New York as the agent for the White Star Line.

Here he married in 1888, Julia Florence daughter of George R. SCHIEFFELIN.

Returning to Liverpool in the late 90ís he was admitted as partner in the firm and on the death of his father in November 1899 became chairman. He augurated with the advent of the White Star Cadet ship MERSEY in 1908, a scheme for a high class training of officers in the Mercantile Marine.

Mr ISMAY also takes interest in shooting, golfing and motoring, and has travelled widely. In his younger days was well known in amateur circles as an association football and lawn tennis player.

Mr Harold Arthur SANDERSON his successor entered service with the company in Feb 1895, and was manager of the White Star Line office in Liverpool. Formerly a partner in the house of Sanderson and Son New York. He was also Vice President of the Mercantile Marine Co, chairman of the British and North Atlantic Steam Navigation Co, the Mississippi and Dominion Steam Shipping Co. Director of the International Navigation Co and George THOMPSON and Co Ltd one of the oldest concerns in the Australia trade, director of The Liverpool Grain Storage Co, Liverpool Steamship Protection Asst.

Mr SANDERSON is a local man eldest son of Richard SANDERSON of Oxton, Cheshire and was born in 1858.

He was a universal favourite in New York, his removal to Liverpool caused regret in a large circle of friends. No one is more welcome in society and no gentleman more courtly. His years of office as president of the Liverpool Ship Brokers Benevolent Society in 1908-9 , was proof of the great interest he takes in other. He is favourite on the golf links and was formerly Capt of the Formby club.


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