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Victor Matthews, Baron Matthews

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Victor Collin Matthews, Baron Matthews (5 December 1919 – 5 December 1995) was Group Managing Director of Trafalgar House, one of the United Kingdom's largest contracting businesses as well as the proprietor of the Daily Express. Career Born in Islington and educated at Highbury School, Victor Matthews initially worked as an office boy for a tobacco business. During World War II he served as an able seaman in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and saw action at Dunkirk. After the War he joined Trollope & Colls, a large construction business, where he became a contracts manager. He then bought his own construction business, Bridge Walker, which he expanded significantly before selling it to Trafalgar House. He became Group Managing Director of Trafalgar House in 1968 and Deputy Chairman in 1973. In 1977 Trafalgar House acquired Beaverbrook Newspapers and in 1982, it was floated on the London Stock Exchang
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