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Sir Thomas Lipton, tea tycoon – died on 2 October 1931

‘Errand boy who became a millionaire’

Sir Lipton

 

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, the Glasgow-born self-made man who worked himself up from errand boy to become a millionaire, died in London on 2 October 1931 – he was 81.

 

Below┬áis a newspaper report (published the day after his death) that offers an overview of Lipton’s amazing life and achievements.

 

Western Daily Press | 3 October 1931

 

This image of Sir Lipton, shows him in the uniform of the City Lieutenancy.

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News | 8 January 1898

 

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