Edward Draper

Edward Herbert Draper was Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Skinners from 1878 to 1911.

Draper went to Shrewsbury before winning a scholarship to Magdalen. He becamea Barrister, spending a little time teaching at his alma mater before being called to the Bar at the Inner Temple and working mostly with the Midland Circuit.

He was noted for a significant contribution to improving the administration of the Poor Law in Kensington

He was initiated into the Lodge of True Friendship No 160.

He was also a Fellow of the London Zoological Society, and a councillor for Southend-on-Sea.

Incidentally, Draper was succeeded as Clerk to the Company by J J Lambert who was initiated in 1910.