Thomas Williams, 1st Baron Williams

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Thomas Edward Williams, 1st Baron Williams (26 July 1892 18 February 1966), was a peer of the United Kingdom.

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Williams attended Porth County School, and later Ruskin College. He moved to London and joined the Labour Party, and in 1919 was elected to Woolwich Metropolitan Borough Council. He stood unsuccessfully for the party in Finsbury at the 1931 UK general election, and that year was elected to the party's National Executive Committee (NEC). [1]

Porth village in south Wales

Porth is a town and a community in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales, lying in the Rhondda Valley and is regarded as the gateway to the Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach valleys because both valleys meet at Porth. The Welsh word "porth" means "gate". Porth is a predominantly English-speaking community.

Ruskin College independent educational institution in Oxford, England

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In 1932, Williams was elected to London County Council, representing Camberwell North; on this council, he chaired the Parliamentary Committee. He left the council and the NEC in 1935, and focused on the co-operative movement, serving as president of the Co-operative Wholesale Society, the central executive of the Co-operative Union, as chair of the English and Scottish Joint Co-operative Wholesale Society, and as president of the Co-operative Congress in 1952/53. [1]

London County Council Local government body for the County of London, 1889 to 1965; replaced by Greater London Council

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Camberwell North was a constituency used for elections to the London County Council between 1889 and 1949. The seat shared boundaries with the UK Parliament constituency of the same name.

Co-operative Congress

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He was ennobled on 24 June 1948 as Baron Williams, of Ynyshir in the County of Glamorgan. [2] The peerage became extinct on his death in 1966. He was also made a Commander of the Order of Dannebrog. [1]

Ynyshir village in Wales

Ynyshir is a village and community located in the Rhondda Valley, within Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. Ynyshir is pronounced (ənɪs-hiːr) according to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and means "long island" in Welsh. The village takes its name from a farm in the area, falling within the historic parishes of Ystradyfodwg and Llanwynno (Llanwonno). The community of Ynyshir lies between the small adjoining village of Wattstown and the larger town of neighbouring Porth.

Glamorgan one of the thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales

Glamorgan, or sometimes Glamorganshire, is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county of Wales. It was originally an early medieval petty kingdom of varying boundaries known as Glywysing until taken over by the Normans as a lordship. Glamorgan is latterly represented by the three preserved counties of Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan. The name also survives in that of Vale of Glamorgan, a county borough.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Williams, 1st Baron". Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U51375.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "No. 38341". The London Gazette . 2 July 1948. p. 3834.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Williams
1948–1966
Extinct
Party political offices
Preceded by
F. W. Jowett
Socialist societies representative of the Labour Party National Executive Committee
1931 1935
Succeeded by
Walter Green