William Morrison

Mr William Shepherd Morrison

Rush ID: 8971

Details

Born:
10 August 1893
Died:
3 February 1961
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Judge / Judicial officer
Parentage:
John Morrison, of Torinturk, Argyll
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Speaker/Deputy
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8971
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q335323
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. MORRISON, William (1893-1961)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Dunrossil

    New hereditary

    1959

Constituencies

  1. Cirencester and Tewkesbury

    Party: Speaker
    Year of election: 1951*
    Date of election: 31 October 1951
    Nature of election: Change of party
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1959
    Date of exit: 8 October 1959
    Party: Speaker
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Cirencester and Tewkesbury

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1951*
    Date of exit: 31 October 1951
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Western Isles

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 1924-10-29 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  2. Western Isles

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 1923-12-06 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1931-1935

  2. Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1935-1936

  3. Minister of Agriculture 1936-1939

  4. Minister of Food 1939-1940

  5. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1939

    January-September 1939

  6. Postmaster-General 1940-1943

  7. Minister of Town and Country Planning 1943-1945

  8. Speaker 1951-1959

Higher education

  1. University of Edinburgh

    Graduated

Schools

  1. George Watson's School, Edinburgh

Marriages

  1. Swan, Catherine Allison

    Year: 1924

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

  2. Speaker

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Oxford and Cambridge Club

  3. Savage Club