John Simon

Mr John Allsebrook Simon

Rush ID: 8063

Details

Born:
28 February 1873
Died:
11 January 1954
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Reverend Edwin Simon, Congregationalist minister
Notes:
Held further ministerial offices after elevation to Peerage.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1910
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
8063
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333091
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SIMON, John (1873-1954)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Simon of Stackpole Elidor

    New hereditary

    1940

Constituencies

  1. Spen Valley

    Party: Nat. Lib.
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1940*
    Date of exit: 20 May 1940
    Party: Nat. Lib.
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Spen Valley

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Walthamstow

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: Defeated contesting Walthamstow East at 1918 General Election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Spen Valley

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1919*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
  2. Walthamstow East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal

Ministerial offices

  1. Solicitor-General 1910-1913

  2. Attorney-General 1913-1915

  3. Home Secretary 1915-1916

  4. Home Secretary 1935-1937

  5. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1931-1935

  6. Deputy Leader of the House 1935

  7. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1937-1940

Higher education

  1. Wadham College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Fettes College, Edinburgh

Marriages

  1. Venables, Mary Ethel

    Year: 1899

  2. Harvey, Kathleen Manning

    Year: 1917

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

    -1931

  2. Liberal National member

    1931-

    Leader 1931-1940

Clubs

  1. Reform Club

  2. Garrick Club

  3. National Liberal Club

  4. Royal Automobile Club