Ratledge, James Philo ("Jim")

Category: TCL Management and Staff Date of Birth: ???? Date of Death: 1998

James Philo Ratledge was born in Canada.  A metallurgist by training, he was a senior manager in the Tsumeb Corporation from 1948, and General Manager between 1965 and 1976. Ratledge was instrumental in the establishment of the Tsumeb copper and lead smelter plants, and was a founder member, and first president (from 1969 until 1971), of the Association of Mining Companies of South West Africa (Ramsey, 1973). On his retirement in 1977 he took to crop farming in the Kombat area, but spent his final years at Somerset West in South Africa.

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