CodeDS/UK/304
Person NameLawson; John; Chairman of Formula Committee
SurnameLawson
ForenamesJohn
ActivityLawson had worked as General Manager of the Daisy Headache Company in Leeds since 1905. His connection with Boots was through Edward Glover, a director of Beechams of St Helen whom he had met at the PATA (Proprietary Trade Association). Glover was a former secretary to Sir Joseph Beecham was a good friend of Jesse Boot.

He joined Boots in August 1915, being placed in charge of the Specialities & Packed Goods Department. Later he also took over the administration of the Packed Goods Office, and re-organised the Buying Office for packed Goods Supplies. During the War, he also took an active part in the management of the Anti-Gas Respirators Department. Described as being a ‘square’ man, he was the Company’s representative on the executive of the Proprietary Manufacturers Association. In 1922 the Boots Formula Committee was formed and Lawson was appointed the Chairman. In 1935 the new Sales Committee was announced and Mr Lawson was appointed in charge of Sales for Propietaries and Sundries Department, while continuing his position as Buyer for the department.

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