Obituary: Lewis Lee ; Pioneer of Modern Banking at the Co-Op
Hurlston, Malcolm, The Independent (London, England)
SEVERE, FORMAL and unyielding in his work persona, Lewis Lee was a man with rare gifts to make things happen and to bring the best out of the people he worked with. After education at Manchester Grammar School and interspersed with service in Bomber Command, he devoted his working life to the Co-operative Bank. When he joined the bank in 1936, it was little more than an adjunct to the Co- operative Wholesale Society which owned it; by the time he retired in 1985, it had become a leading bank in the personal sector.
Lee was appointed general manager in 1971. His period in charge divided into two parts. In the first part, he worked closely with Arthur Sugden, who was …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Obituary: Lewis Lee ; Pioneer of Modern Banking at the Co-Op. Contributors: Hurlston, Malcolm - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 13, 2004. Page number: 26. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.