Hargreaves Parkinson

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Hargreaves Parkinson (3 June 1896 – 23 May 1950) was editor of the Financial Times from 1945 until 1950.[1] He was educated at Blackpool Grammar School and King's College London.[2] After serving in France during the First World War with the Royal Garrison Artillery he joined the Department of Trade before becoming Assistant Press Officer for the National Savings Committee and then City Editor for The Economist. In 1938 he became editor of the Financial News, and when the Financial News merged with the Financial Times, he moved over to edit the merged paper.[2] A noted author,[3] he died on 23 May 1950.[4]


  1. ^ ”The Financial Times:a centenary history”Kynaston,D: London, Viking,1988 ISBN 0-670-81295-1
  2. ^ a b “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Amongst others he wrote “The ABC of Stocks and Shares”, 1925; “The Small Investor”, 1930; “Scientific Investment”, 1933; “Ordinary Shares”, 1944; and “Advanced Hatch”, 1949 British Library Catalogue accessed 20:49
  4. ^ Mr. Hargreaves Parkinson Journalism And Finance (Obituaries) The Times Thursday, May 25, 1950; pg. 11; Issue 51700; col C.
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Preceded by
Maurice Green
Editor of the Financial News
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Archibald Hugh Tennant Chisholm
Editor of The Financial Times
Succeeded by
Gordon Newton