John Wilmot, 1st Baron Wilmot of Selmeston

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The Right Honourable

The Lord Wilmot of Selmeston

PC
Minister of Aircraft Production
In office
4 August 1945 – 1 April 1946
Monarch George VI
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by Ernest Brown
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister of Supply
In office
3 August 1945 – 7 October 1947
Monarch George VI
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by Andrew Rae Duncan
Succeeded by George Strauss
Personal details
Born 2 April 1893
Died 22 July 1964
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater King's College London

John Charles Wilmot, 1st Baron Wilmot of Selmeston PC (2 April 1893 – 22 July 1964) was a British Labour Party politician.[1] He served under Clement Attlee as Minister of Aircraft Production from 1945 to 1946 and as Minister of Supply from 1945 to 1947.

Education[edit]

Wilmot was educated at Hither Green central school, and went on to pursue evening classes at Chelsea Polytechnic and at King's College London.

Political career[edit]

1951 television interview

Wilmot was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Fulham East at a by-election in 1933, but lost his seat the 1935 general election.[2] In November 1937 he was elected an alderman on London County Council, remaining a member until 1945.[3][4] He returned to the House of Commons at another by-election, in 1939 as MP for Kennington.[5] He was re-elected at the 1945 election for the Deptford constituency,[6] and served in Clement Attlee's post-war government as Minister of Aircraft Production from 1945 to 1946, when that office was abolished, and as Minister of Supply from 1945 to 1947. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1945. He retired from the House of Commons at the 1950 general election and was raised to the peerage as Baron Wilmot of Selmeston, of Selmeston in the County of Sussex, on 30 January 1950.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Wimot of Selmeston died in July 1964, aged 71, when the barony became extinct.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Kenyon Pascoe Vaughan-Morgan
Member of Parliament for Fulham East
19331935
Succeeded by
Hon. William Waldorf Astor
Preceded by
Sir George Harvey
Member of Parliament for Kennington
19391945
Succeeded by
Charles William Gibson
Preceded by
Walter Henry Green
Member of Parliament for Deptford
19451950
Succeeded by
John Cooper
Political offices
Preceded by
Ernest Brown
Minister of Aircraft Production
1945–1946
Office abolished
Preceded by
Andrew Duncan
Minister of Supply
1945–1947
Succeeded by
George Strauss
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Wilmot of Selmeston
1950–1964
Extinct