James Thomas

Mr James Purdon Lewes Thomas

Rush ID: 8659

Details

Born:
13 October 1903
Died:
13 July 1960
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Private secretary
Election occupation:
Private secretary
Parentage:
J. Lewes Thomas, of Caeglas, Carmarthenshire
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8659
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q1681177
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. THOMAS, James (1903-1960)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Cilcennin of Hereford

    New hereditary

    1956

Constituencies

  1. Hereford

    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: 1956*
    Date of exit: 18 January 1956
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Llanelly

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1932-1935

    to James Thomas, as Secretary of State for the Dominions

  2. PPS 1935-1936

    to James Thomas, as Secretary of State for the Colonies

  3. PPS 1937-1938

    to Anthony Eden, as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

  4. PPS 1939-1940

    to Anthony Eden, as Secretary of State for the Dominions

  5. Assistant Whip 1940

  6. Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1940-1943

  7. Financial Secretary to the Admiralty 1943-1945

  8. First Lord of the Admiralty 1951-1956

Higher education

  1. Oriel College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Rugby

Marriages

  1. Unknown, not married

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

    Vice-Chairman 1945-1951

Clubs

  1. White's Club

  2. Buck's Club

  3. Pratt's Club