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Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen, 1st Baronet (16 August 1870 – 14 December 1947) was an English industrialist.

Cunliffe-Owen was the younger son of Sir Philip Cunliffe-Owen. He was educated at Brighton College and then Clifton College and then went into business in Bristol. He became a director of the British-American Tobacco Company on its formation in 1902, later becoming vice-chairman, and chairman from 1923 until his retirement in 1945. For the last two years of his life he was president of the company.

Cunliffe-Owen worked for the Ministry of Information during the First World War, and for this he was created a Baronet in the 1920 New Year Honours.[1]



Business positions
Preceded by
James Buchanan Duke
Chairman of the British-American Tobacco Company
Succeeded by
Gray Miller
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of Bray)
Succeeded by
Dudley Herbert Cunliffe-Owen


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