Newson was born in Suffolk. He was senior partner with Jardine, Skinner & Co in Calcutta and also became president of the Bank of Bengal in 1920 and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India in 1921. He was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours and created a baronet in the 1921 Birthday Honours. He served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Tamworth from 1922 to 1923.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Percy Newson
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