Milton Cromwell Alder
ALDER, MILTON CROMWELL (1887-1961), insurance general manager, was born on 5 May 1887 at Marrickville, Sydney, fourth of seven children of Alfred Keen Alder, portrait-painter, and his wife Charlotte Eliza, née Barnes, both English born. Educated at Petersham Superior Public School and Sydney Boys' High School on a scholarship, Milton won the university prize for general proficiency and medals for algebra and geometry at the 1903 junior public examinations. In August he joined the Citizens' Life Assurance Co. (Mutual Life & Citizens Assurance Co. Ltd from 1908). Alder soon qualified as an associate of the Institute of Actuaries, London. On 22 February 1913 at the Newtown Methodist Church he married Pearl Roberts Anderson; they lived at Marrickville for twenty years and he played for the Kingston Methodist cricket team.
Appointed assistant secretary to the M.L.C. in 1923, he worked closely with its managing director (Sir) John Garvan. Alder rose ...Read more at the source website