Benjamin Smith

Mr Benjamin Smith

Rush ID: 9454

Details

Born:
29 January 1878
Died:
5 May 1964
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Seaman
Election occupation:
Trade Union official
Parentage:
Richard Smith
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1945
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
9454
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q4886476
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SMITH, Benjamin (1878-1964)

Constituencies

  1. Bermondsey Rotherhithe

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1946*
    Date of exit: c. 1946*
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Exit September 1946; resigned on appointment as Chairman of West Midlands Coal Board.
  2. Bermondsey Rotherhithe

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Opposition/other party Whip 1925

    Labour whip

  2. Treasurer of the Royal Household 1929-1931

  3. Parliamentary Secretary 1942-1943

    Ministry of Aircraft Production

  4. Minister of Food 1945-1946

Schools

  1. (School name unknown)

Marriages

  1. Edison, Mildred Ellen

    Year: 1899

  2. Lacey, Gertrude Elizabeth

    Year: 1961

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Local governments

  1. Middlesex County Council

    member

    1918-1922

  2. Bermondsey Borough Council

    member

    1926-1943

    Alderman

Trade unions

  1. Transport and General Workers Union officer

    General Organiser

Clubs

  1. City Livery Club

  2. Royal Automobile Club