Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Sir [Thomas] Keith Hewitt Skinner, 4th Baronet 1927-2021

 Sir Keith Skinner, 4th Baronet, died 18 October, 2021. He was 93.

Thomas Keith Hewitt Skinner was born 6 December, 1927, son of Sir Thomas Gordon Skinner, 3rd Baronet [1899-1972], and his first wife the former Mollie Barbara Girling [died 1965]; and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1912] on his father's death, 22 November, 1972.

Sir Keith was managing director of Thomas Skinner & Company, publishers from 1952 to 1960, and was a director of Iliffe and Company between 1958 and 1965. He was chairman of Business Press International between 1970 and 1984. Sir Keith was director of Reed International between 1980 and 1990, & was chairman and chief executive of Reed Publishing Ltd between 1982 and 1990.

He married 29 Apr, 1929, Jill Tuckett [born 1935], daughter of Cedric Ivor Tuckett [1901-75], and his wife the former Lettice Charlotte Thompson [1909-93], by whom he had issue, two sons, Thomas and Ian. The elder son, Thomas James Hewitt Skinner [born 11 September, 1962], succeeds to the baronetcy.

The funeral takes place at Waveney Crematorium, 10 November, 2021.


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