JONES, LEIFCHILD STRATTEN LEIF (1862-1939), Liberal politician and temperance advocate

Name: Leifchild Stratten Leif Jones
Date of birth: 1862
Date of death: 1939
Parent: Thomas Jones
Gender: Male
Occupation: Liberal politician and temperance advocate
Area of activity: Politics, Government and Political Movements
Author: Llewelyn Gwyn Chambers

Born in London 16 January 1862, son of Thomas Jones (1819 - 1882). He graduated with a 'first' in mathematics from Trinity College, Oxford. After repeated failures in other constituencies, he became M.P. for N. Westmorland (1905-10), Rushcliffe, Notts. (1910-18), and Camborne, Cornwall (1923-4 and 1929-31). He was raised to the peerage in 1932, as baron Rhayader. He died 26 September 1939 (Who was Who).

He went to Scotch College Melbourne before entering Oxford where he gained a M.A. degree in 1889. He became a member of the Privy Council in 1917; he was president of the United Kingdom Alliance (temperance movement) 1906-32, and president of the Liberal Council 1934-37. He changed his name to Leif-Jones 11 January 1932.


Published date: 2001

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