John Reith

Sir John Charles Walsham Reith

Rush ID: 5545

Details

Born:
20 July 1889
Died:
16 June 1971
Birth place:
Stonehaven, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Anglican
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Engineer
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
Very Reverend George Reith
Notes:
Also held ministerial office after elevation to peerage. Director-General of the BBC, 1927-1938; generally better known as Lord Reith.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1927
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
5545
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q320851
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. REITH, Sir John (1889-1971)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Reith of Stonehaven

    New hereditary

    1940

Constituencies

  1. Southampton

    Party: National
    Year of election: 1940*
    Date of election: 1 February 1940
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1940*
    Date of exit: 21 October 1940
    Party: National
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Minister of Information 1940

    January-May 1940

  2. Minister of Transport 1940

    May-October 1940

Schools

  1. Glasgow Academy

    Years: 1

  2. Gresham's School

    Years: 2

  3. Royal Technical College, Glasgow

    Years: 3

Marriages

  1. Odhams, Muriel Katharine

    Year: 1921

Parties

  1. National Party member

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum

  2. Brooks's Club