Sir Nicholas Proctor Goodison (16 May 1934 – 6 July 2021) was a British businessman who was chairman of the London Stock Exchange from 1976 to 1986. He was an important supporter of the arts and the President of the Furniture History Society (FHS).
Nicholas P. Goodison
|Born||16 May 1934|
|Died||6 July 2021(aged 87)|
|Known for||Previous Chairman of the London Stock Exchange|
Goodison was born in Watford, the son of Edmund Harold Goodison and Eileen Mary Carrington Proctor. He was educated at Marlborough College and then King's College, Cambridge, of which he was an honorary fellow. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the 1982 New Year Honours.
The National Portrait Gallery, London holds two portraits of Goodison in its collection, a bust by Ivor Roberts-Jones and a photograph by Lucy Anne Dickens. His portrait in oil, by Tom Phillips, is in the Stock Exchange's collection. A preparatory sketch made in oil on panel in 2006 was acquired from the artist by the Art Fund and is in the Courtauld Gallery.
Sir Nicholas married Judith Abel Smith (b. 21 January 1939) on 18 June, 1960: they had a son, Adam, and two daughters, Katharine and Rachel.
He died on 6 July 2021, at the age of 87.
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