The Times/1922/Obituary/Edward Carter Kersey Gonner
DEATH OF SIR E. GONNER
Sir Edward Carter Kersey Gonner, K.B.E., Professor of Economic Science in Liverpool University, died at Liverpool yesterday, following influenza.
Sir Edward was born in 1862, and was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He became a lecturer for the London Extension Society and also at University College, Bristol, and professor at Liverpool in 1891. he was twice president of Section F (Economics and Statistics) of the British Association — at Toronto in 1897 and in Australia in 1914 — and from 1906 to 1909 was a member of the Royal Commission on Shipping Conferences. He also took an active part in the work of local bodies, including the sub-committee for Elementary Education for Cheshire and the Cheshire War Savings Committee, of which he was chairman during 1917-18. Sir Edward was author of a number of works of economics and was awarded the C.B.E. in 1918, and advanced to K.B.E. three years later.