William Mitchell-Thomson

Sir William Lowson Mitchell-Thomson

Rush ID: 5071

Details

Born:
15 April 1877
Died:
24 December 1938
Birth place:
Scotland, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Businessman/Advocate
Parentage:
Unknown
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
5071
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q8015679
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. MITCHELL-THOMSON, Sir William (1877-1938)

Peerages

  1. 2nd Baron Selsdon

    Life

    1932

Constituencies

  1. Croydon South

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1932*
    Date of exit: 14 January 1932
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None
  2. Glasgow Maryhill

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1922
    Date of exit: 15 November 1922
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None
  3. Down North

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1910*
    Date of election: 28 April 1910
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Lanarkshire North Western

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1910²
    Date of exit: 3 December 1910
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Glasgow Maryhill

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: Wed 15th Nov 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  2. Lanarkshire North Western

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: Sat 15th Jan 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Parliamentary Secretary 1920-1921

    Food

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1921-1922

    Bd Trade

  3. Postmaster-General 1924-1929

Higher education

  1. Balliol College

    Graduated

  2. University of Edinburgh

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Winchester

Marriages

  1. M'Eacharn, unknown

    Notes: div 1932

  2. Brennan, unknown

    Year: 1933

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Constitutional Club