Robert Greenwood Tarran

Robert Greenwood Tarran (born 1884 or 1885; died 1955) of Kingston upon Hull was a civil engineering contractor and managing director of Tarran Industries, Ltd. He was an elected member of Hull City Council and served as Sheriff of Hull and as its chief Air Raid Warden during the war. He also organised the evacuation of civilians from Hull. His popularity in the city was considerable.

In August 1941, he officially welcomed the King and Queen to the City.

In December 1947, he was convicted of making and publishing a false statement in the company's 1943 balance sheet, and sentenced to nine months hard labour. The conviction was quashed on appeal four months later. He subsequently retired to Scotland, where he died in 1955.

Tarran held a number of patents.

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