Sir Arthur Crosfield, 1st Baronet

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Sir Arthur Henry Crosfield, 1st Baronet (5 April 1865- 22 September 1938), was a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington from 1906 to December 1910.

Background[edit]

In 1907 he married Domini Elliadi who was also active in Liberal politics.

Political career[edit]

He was elected during the 1906 Liberal landslide gaining Warrington from the Conservative Robert Pierpont. He was re-elected in January 1910 but defeated by the Conservative Harold Smith in December 1910. He was created a baronet, of Highgate in the County of Middlesex, in 1915.[1] He was interested in the Balkans, and wrote The Settlement of the Near East, published in 1922.

Business career[edit]

From his parent, he inherited the business of Joseph Crosfield and Sons, soap and candle manufacturers. He sold the company in 1911 and built Witanhurst on the proceeds, being the largest house in London besides Buckingham Palace. He was a keen golfer and won many championships. Crosfield was also Chairman of National Playing Fields Association and served as a School Governor for Highgate School from 1929-1930.

References[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Pierpont
Member of Parliament for Warrington
1906December 1910
Succeeded by
Harold Smith
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Highgate)
1915–1938
Extinct