John Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury
John Anthony Hardinge Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury FRS(4 June 1908 –14 January 2000), was a British peer and scientist. Halsbury succeeded to the title in 1943. He was Managing Director of the National Research Development Corporation 1949–1959, after having been Director of Research of Decca Record Company 1947–1949, and previously worked for Lever Brothers, and Brown-Firth Research Laboratories. Subsequently he served on many public bodies, including chairing the Committee on Decimal Currency (1961–1963). He was Chancellor of Brunel University.
In 1986, he tabled a Private Member's Bill in the House of Lords entitled "An act to refrain local authorities from promoting homosexuality"; it failed, but led to the enactment of the similar Section 28.
- Lindsay, C. O. J. M. (2001). "John Anthony Hardinge Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury. 4 June 1908 - 14 January 2000". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 47: 239. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2001.0014.
- BCS Past Presidents, British Computer Society, UK.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Halsbury
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