Gustav Wilhelm Wolff

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1834 – 1913

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Who was Gustav Wilhelm Wolff?

Gustav Wilhelm Wolff was a German-British shipbuilder and politician. Born in Hamburg, he moved to Liverpool in 1849 to live with his uncle, Gustav Christian Schwabe. After serving his apprenticeship in Manchester, Wolff was employed as a draughtsman in Hyde, Greater Manchester, before being employed by the shipbuilder Edward Harland in Belfast as his personal assistant. In 1861, Wolff became a partner at Harland's firm, forming Harland and Wolff. Outside shipbuilding, Wolff served as a Belfast Harbour Commissioner. He also founded the Belfast Ropeworks, served as Member of Parliament for Belfast East for 18 years and as a member of the Conservative and Unionist Party and Irish and Ulster Unionist parties.

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Born
Nov 14, 1834
Hamburg
Religion
  • Lutheranism
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Liverpool College HMC
Employment
  • Harland and Wolff
Died
Apr 17, 1913
London
Resting place
Brompton Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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