Basil Feldman, Baron Feldman

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Basil Samuel Feldman, Baron Feldman (born 23 September 1923)[1] is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Early life[edit]

Born to Tilly (née Katz; 1902–1977) and Philip Feldman, he was educated at the Grocers' School.[1]

Business career[edit]

Feldman is a former member of Lloyds of London, and was the director of The Young Entrepreneurs Fund from 1985 to 1994. He has been described as a former plastic-toy magnate whose business interests reportedly included "Sindy dolls, aircraft kits and yo-yos".[2]

Ennoblement[edit]

Knighted in 1982,[3] Feldman was made, 15 January 1996, a Life peer as Baron Feldman, of Frognal in the London Borough of Camden.[4] His sponsors were Margaret Thatcher and Cecil Parkinson, and he was introduced to the House of Lords on 14 February 1996.[2]

Family[edit]

Feldman married his wife Gita Julius in 1952.[1] His younger sister is Fenella Fielding, the actress. He has two sons and a daughter. One of his sons is Nick Feldman, bass guitarist of the band Wang Chung.

Feldman is a member of the Garrick and Carlton Clubs.

Arms[edit]

Arms of Basil Feldman, Baron Feldman
Coronet
A Coronet of a Baron
Crest
A Mount issuant therefrom between two Sprigs of Basil both flowered a Dexter Cubit Arm the hand grasping a Wreath of Laurel all proper
Escutcheon
Per chevron guttée de sang and Gules guttée d'eau in chief two Apple Trees eradicated and fructed proper in base a Phoenix rising from Flames also proper
Supporters
Dexter: A Lion reguardant Or holding in the dexter paw a Copper Handbell and in the mouth a Sprig of Pink Camelia both proper; Sinister: A Hind reguardant Or gorged with a Portcullis attached to a Chain Sable and holding in the mouth a Sprig of Basil flowered proper
Motto
Melius Quo Citius (The sooner the better)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 'Feldman, Basil' in Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009 ; online edn, Nov 2009 accessed 30 Jan 2010
  2. ^ a b Chalmers, Robert (24 February 2008). "Whatever Happened to Fenella Fielding? - Independent, 24 February 2008". The Independent (London). Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  3. ^ London Gazette no. 49120. p. 12413
  4. ^ London Gazette no.54294. p.987