Robert Sheldon

Mr Robert Edward Sheldon

Rush ID: 606

Details

Born:
13 September 1923
Died:
3 February 2020
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Engineer
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
Unknown
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
606
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q2158815
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SHELDON, Robert (1923- )

Peerages

  1. Baron Sheldon

    Life

    2001

Constituencies

  1. Ashton-under-Lyne

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1964
    Date of election: 15 October 1964
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 2001
    Date of exit: 7 June 2001
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Manchester Withington

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: Thu 8th Oct 1959
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Minister of State 1974

    March-October 1974; Civil Service Department

  2. Minister of State 1974-1975

    Treasury

  3. Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1975-1979

Higher education

  1. (College unknown)

    Degree Engineering

    Graduated

    External graduate

Schools

  1. Burnley Grammar School

Marriages

  1. Shield, Mary

    Year: 1971

  2. Shamash, Eileen

    Year: 1945

    Notes: 1 son, 1 daughter

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society member

Trade unions

  1. Transport and General Workers Union member