Donald Somervell

Mr Donald Bradley Somervell

Rush ID: 5795

Details

Born:
24 August 1889
Died:
18 November 1960
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Robert Somervell, teacher at Harrow School
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1933
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
5795
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q3737152
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SOMERVELL, Donald (1889-1960)

Peerages

  1. Baron Somervell of Harrow

    Life (Law Lord)

    1954

Constituencies

  1. Crewe

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Crewe

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative

Ministerial offices

  1. Solicitor-General 1933-1936

  2. Attorney-General 1936-1945

  3. Home Secretary 1945

    May-July 1945

Higher education

  1. Magdalen College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Harrow

Marriages

  1. Buchan-Hepburn, Laelia Helen

    Year: 1933

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Brooks's Club

  2. Beefsteak Club