Arthur Crosfield

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Sir Arthur Crosfield

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


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 (for which he was knighted GBE in 1929[2]) 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.[3]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 29242. p. 7321. 27 July 1915.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33472. p. 1440. 1 March 1929.
  3. ^ Ed Caesar, June 1, 2015. House of Secrets, The New Yorker
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)