Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just

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Edward Charles Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just (29 May 1870–26 November 1941), was a British banker and politician.

His father, Henry Riversdale Grenfell, was Governor of the Bank of England between 1881 and 1883. William Grenfell, 1st Baron Desborough, was his first cousin.

He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] where he was secretary of the Pitt Club.[2] In 1904 Grenfell became a partner in the firm of J. S. Morgan & Co., later renamed as Morgan, Grenfell & Co. to reflect his position. He was a director of the Bank of England from 1905 to 1940.

Grenfell was Unionist Member of Parliament for the City of London from 1922 until 1935, when he was raised to the peerage as Baron St Just, of St Just in Penwith in the County of Cornwall.[3] Lord St Just died in November 1941, aged 71, and was succeeded in the barony by his son Peter George Grenfell.


  1. ^ "Grenfell, Edward Charles (GRNL889EC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Walter Morley (2011) [1935]. The University Pitt Club: 1835-1935 (First Paperback ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-107-60006-5. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34176. p. 4241. 2 July 1935.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Banbury
Arthur Balfour
Member of Parliament for City of London
1922 – 1935
With: Sir Frederick Banbury 1922–1924
Sir Thomas Vansittart Bowater 1924–1935
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Vansittart Bowater
Sir Alan Garrett Anderson
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron St Just
1935 – 1941
Succeeded by
Peter George Grenfell