Sir Arthur Crosfield, 1st Baronet
In 1907 he married Domini Elliadi who was also active in Liberal politics.
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. He was interested in the Balkans, and wrote The Settlement of the Near East, published in 1922.
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 (for which he was knighted GBE in 1929) and served as a School Governor for Highgate School from 1929–1930.
Crosfield lost a fortune in a failed Greek mining venture in the mid 1930s, and was killed shortly thereafter, falling off a railway sleeper car in unexplained circumstances.
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1906 – December 1910
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