Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern- Salomons 1851 - 1925

Nationality:
British
born in:
Hove, Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom

1873 - succeeded, by special remainder, his uncle, Sir David Salomons, as second baronet, and inherited the Broomhill estate near Tunbridge Wells. 1874 - was called to the bar at the Middle Temple. 1876 - built a waterworks at the Broomhill estate near Tunbridge Wells and fitted a telescope to its water-tower. 1891 - served as the first chairman of the City of London Electric Lighting Company. 1893 - served as master of the Coopers' Company. 1895 - served as mayor of Tunbridge Wells as well as on the board of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Organized trial demonstrations of early automobiles. 1899 - assumed, by royal licence, the surname of Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons. 1900 - served on the jury of the Universal Exhibition at Paris. 1901 - served as president of the Society of Engineers. 1909 - donated the pavilion to exhibit contemporary British art at the Venice Exhibition. 1921 - published a monograph on the French watchmaker Breguet.