Gustav Wilhelm Wolff (14 November 1834 – 17 April 1913) was a German-British shipbuilder and politician. Born in Hamburg, he moved to Liverpool in 1849 to live with his uncle, Gustav Christian Schwabe. After serving his apprenticeship in Manchester, Wolff was employed as a draughtsman in Hyde, Greater Manchester, before being employed by the shipbuilder Edward Harland in Belfast as his personal assistant. In 1861, Wolff became a partner at Harland's firm, forming Harland and Wolff. Outside shipbuilding, Wolff served as a Belfast Harbour Commissioner. He also founded the Belfast Ropeworks served as Member of Parliament for Belfast East for 18 years and as a member of the Conservative and Unionist Party and Irish and Ulster Unionist parties.
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... East Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Gustav Wilhelm Wolff Unopposed N/A N/A Conservative hold Swing N/A General Election 1892 Belfast East Party Candidate Votes ...
... Wolff had business interests outside of Harland and Wolff, including the Belfast Ropeworks, which he founded in the early 1870s with W.H ... With Wolff as chairman, the firm became one of the largest ropeworks in the world, challenging the Gourock Ropework Company, who were based on the River Clyde in Scotland ... Wolff also bought shares in the Union Steamship Company, and became a director with his influence, he ensured Harland and Wolff received regular orders from the Union Steamship Company ...
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