Harold Watkinson

Mr Harold Arthur Watkinson

Rush ID: 6148

Details

Born:
25 January 1910
Died:
19 December 1995
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Engineer
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
Arthur Watkinson, of Walton-on-Thames
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
6148
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q334345
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WATKINSON, Harold (1910-1995)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Watkinson of Woking

    New hereditary

    1964

Constituencies

  1. Woking

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1964*
    Date of exit: 26 June 1964
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1951-1952

    to J.S. Maclay, as Minister of Transport

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1952-1955

    Ministry of Labour and National Service

  3. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation 1955-1959

  4. Minister of Defence 1959-1962

Higher education

  1. King's College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Queen's College Taunton

Marriages

  1. Langmead, Vera

    Year: 1939

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. RNVR Club

  3. Itchenor Sailing Club