William Benn

Captain William Wedgwood Benn

Rush ID: 8361

Details

Born:
10 May 1877
Died:
17 November 1960
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Research fellow
Parentage:
Sir John Benn MP, 1st Bart
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
8361
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q677902
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BENN, Captain William (1877-1960)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Stansgate

    New hereditary

    1942

Constituencies

  1. Manchester Gorton

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1937*
    Date of election: 18 February 1937
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1942*
    Date of exit: 12 January 1942
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Aberdeen North

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1928*
    Date of election: 16 August 1928
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Leith

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1927*
    Date of exit: c. 1927*
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: Exit March 1927; resigned to join Labour Party
  4. Tower Hamlets St George

    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
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Dudley

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: Thu 14th Nov 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Junior Lord of Treasury 1910-1915

  2. Whip 1910-1915

  3. Secretary of State for India 1929-1931

  4. Secretary of State for Air 1945-1946

Higher education

  1. University College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Lycée Condorcet, Paris

Marriages

  1. Holmes, Margaret

    Year: 1920

Relationships

  1. Indirect relative of Daniel Holmes

  2. Father of Tony Benn

  3. Grandfather of Hilary Benn

  4. Son of John Benn

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

    1906-1927

  2. Labour Party member

    1928-

Political organisations

  1. ILP