John Burns Hynd

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The Right Honourable
John Burns Hynd
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
4 August 1945 – 17 April 1947
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by James Arthur Salter
Succeeded by The Lord Pakenham

John Burns Hynd (4 April 1902 – 8 November 1971) was a British Labour politician.

Educated at St Ninian's Episcopal School and Caledonian Road School, Perth, he left school at 14 and became a Railway Clerk in the District Office of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, Perth, where he worked until 1925. He then became a Trade Union Clerk with the National Union of Railwaymen until 1944.

Hynd was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Attercliffe at a by-election in 1944, holding the seat until 1970. He held office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for Germany and Austria, 1945–1947, and as Minister of Pensions during 1947.

He was a Member of the General Medical Council from 1950-1955. He was Chairman of the Anglo-German and Anglo-Latin American Parliamentary Groups. He was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit with Star (West German Republic) in 1958, the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, and Great Golden Cross of Honour with Star (Austria). He died in Enfield aged 69.

References[edit]

  • The Times House of Commons 1945. 1945. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1950. 1950. 
  • The Times House of Commons 1955. 1955. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Cecil Henry Wilson
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe
1944–1970
Succeeded by
Patrick Duffy
Preceded by
James Arthur Salter
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1945-1947
Succeeded by
Baron Pakenham
Preceded by
Wilfred Paling
Minister of Pensions
1947
Succeeded by
George Buchanan