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George Booth was Company Secretary and Director of J. Lyons & Co., and made the case to the Lyons Board for the company to commit itself to build a business computer and to collaborate with Cambridge University with its EDSAC project by providing some funding for the project in exchange for help in setting up the LEO project. His support was crucial in getting the support of his fellow board members. Earlier he was responsible for recruiting John Simmons as someone to study and improve the efficiency of Lyons.
Obituary written by Isidore Gluckstein in Lyons Mail October 1959.