Terence Donovan, Baron Donovan

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Terence Donovan
Born Terence Norbert Donovan
(1898-06-13)13 June 1898
West Ham, London
Died 12 December 1971(1971-12-12) (aged 73)
City of London
Title Baron Donovan, of Winchester in the County of Hampshire
Tenure 1964–1971
Offices Member of Parliament (1945–1950)
High Court Judge (1950–1960)
Appeals Court Judge (1960–1964)
Privy Counsellor (1960–1964)
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1964–1971)
Baron Donovan, of Winchester in the County of Hampshire (1964–1971).

Terence Norbert Donovan, Baron Donovan PC (13 June 1898 – 12 December 1971) was a British Labour Party politician, and later a judge.

Born in West Ham, London, Donovan came to office in the Labour landslide in the 1945 general election. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Leicester East. When that constituency was abolished for the 1950 general election, he was re-elected for the new Leicester North East constituency.

However, Donovan resigned from the House of Commons within weeks of the election, when he was appointed as a High Court judge (his successor, Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, also became a judge, in 1962). He was promoted to the Appeals Court in 1960, when he also became a Privy Counsellor. In 1964 he was appointed as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, remaining in post until 1971. As a Law lord he was given a life peerage as Baron Donovan, of Winchester in the County of Hampshire.

In 1965-1968 he chaired the Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers' Associations (the so-called "Donovan commission") on the system of collective UK labour law.

He died within the City of London aged 73.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Abraham Montagu Lyons
Member of Parliament for Leicester East
19451950
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Leicester North East
Feb 1950Sept 1950
Succeeded by
Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas