Leonard Gordon Wolfson, Baron Wolfson, FRS (11 November 1927 – 20 May 2010) was a British businessman, the former chairman of GUS, and son of GUS magnate Sir Isaac Wolfson, 1st Baronet. He was Chairman of the Wolfson Foundation. Having been knighted in 1977,he was created a Life Peer on 13 June 1985 with the title Baron Wolfson, of Marylebone in the City of Westminster , and was a member of the Conservative Party. He attended The King's School, Worcester from 1942 to 1945.
On the death of his father in 1991, Lord Wolfson succeeded as 2nd Baronet (styled "of St Marylebone in the County of London"). He was granted a leave of absence from the House of Lords from 2008.
He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy in 1986, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005. He was also an Honorary Fellow of three Oxford colleges, Wolfson College (named after his father Isaac Wolfson), St Catherine's College, and Worcester College.
He died on 20 May 2010.He was survived by his widow, Estelle and by his four daughters, Janet, Laura, Deborah, and Elizabeth, all of whom have been married and have children.
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See also Woolf, Woolfe, Wolff, Wolfson and Woolfson.
Sir Isaac Wolfson, 1st Baronet FRS was a Scottish businessman and philanthropist. He was managing director of Great Universal Stores 1932–1947 and chairman 1947–1987. He established the Wolfson Foundation to distribute most of his fortune to good causes. Great Universal Stores was a mail order business. He joined the company as a merchandising controller in 1932, becoming joint managing director in the same year. The company was in trouble when he joined but he turned it round and made it into a very strong business and the principal source of his wealth. He also had other successful business ventures. He was succeeded by his son Leonard Wolfson.
The Wolfson Baronetcy, of St. Marylebone in the City of Westminster, was one of the last baronetcies created in the Baronetcy of the United Kingdom. It was created on 19 February 1962 for Isaac Wolfson, the businessman and philanthropist who established the Wolfson Foundation. In 1985, the 2nd Baronet, Leonard Wolfson, became a life peer as Baron Wolfson, of Marylebone in the City of Westminster.
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Lord Wolfson may refer to:
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