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Maurice Edelman was born in Cardiff in 1911. His parents came to Wales in 1905, escaping the pogroms in Russia and Poland. He was educated at Cardiff High School and Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the plywood industry in 1931 as a company director.
Edelman was a prolific journalist and author of several works of fiction and non fiction. During the 2nd World War he worked for Picture Post as a war correspondent in North Africa.
Political Career and Death
At the 1945 election Edelman was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry West. In 1950, he won in the new seat of Coventry North. He was a vice-chairman of the British Council and chairman of the Franco-British Parliamentary Relations Committee.
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1945 – 1950
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1950 – February 1974
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February 1974 – 1976
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