EDWARDS, JOHN HUGH (1869 - 1945), politician and writer

Name: John Hugh Edwards
Date of birth: 1869
Date of death: 1945
Spouse: Doris Edwards (née Faire)
Parent: John Edwards
Gender: Male
Occupation: politician and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Politics, Government and Political Movements
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born 9 April 1869 at Aberystwyth, the eldest son of John Edwards, woollen merchant, and his wife. He was educated at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. A member of the Cardiganshire County Council for a period, he was elected (1910) as Liberal M.P. for Mid-Glamorgan, a seat which he held until 1922; from 1923 to 1929 he represented Accrington, Lancashire, again as a Liberal.

From 1911 to 1914 he edited Wales: A national magazine. He wrote much for the periodical press, particularly for the British Weekly. His published works are: From Village Green to Downing Street, Life of D. Lloyd George (London, 1908) - in collaboration with Spencer Leigh Hughes; Life of David Lloyd George, with a short history of the Welsh People, 4 vols. (London 1913-19); David Lloyd George, the man and the statesman, 2 vols. (New York, 1929), and another edition (London, 1930).

He married, 20 April 1933, Doris, daughter of Sir Samuel Faire, Glenfield, Frith Park, Leicester. During the last years of his life he lived at Hindhead, Surrey; there he was actively connected with the Free Church Council and Ratepayers' Association affairs. He died 14 June 1945 at Hindhead.


Published date: 2001

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