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John Simon

AKA John Allsebrook Simon

Born: 28-Feb-1873
Died: 11-Jan-1954
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Lord Chancellor of Britain, 1940-45

1st Viscount Simon of Stackpole Elidor.

Father: Edwin Simon
Mother: Fanny Allsebrook
Wife: Ethel Venables (m. 1899, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Margaret
Daughter: Joan
Son: John
Wife: Kathleen Rochard Harvey (m. 1917, d. 1955)

    High School: Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland
    University: Wadham College, Oxford University
    Scholar: Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University (1897-)

    UK Official Lord Chancellor (1940-45)
    Chancellor of the Exchequer (1937-40)
    UK Home Secretary (1935-37)
    UK Foreign Secretary (1931-35)
    UK Member of Parliament for Spen Valley (1922-40)
    UK Home Secretary (1915-16)
    UK Official Attorney General (1913-15)
    UK Official Solicitor General (1910-13)
    UK Member of Parliament for Walthamstow (1906-18)
    Traveled to Nazi Germany Mar-1935

Author of books:
Retrospect: The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Viscount Simon (1952, memoir)


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