He was educated at Wellington College and the University of Oxford. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in the 1931 General Election for the Kingswinford division of Staffordshire as a Conservative, but was not re-elected at the following election in 1935. During this time, he published a work on Indian Constitutional Reform (1934).
He was elected to Worcestershire County Council in 1938, and became an alderman of that council in 1953, remaining one until that role was abolished in 1974. He was President of Bromsgrove Conservative Association from 1962 to 1967.
He held various Civil Service appointments during the Second World War and was executive director of the National Association of Drop Forgers and Stampers from 1948 to 1969. He became a Justice of the Peace for Staffordshire in 1939, serving as chairman of the Brierley Hill petty sessional division from 1958 to 1967 and as vice-chairman of that for Seisdon from 1967.
More locally to where he lived, he represented Worcestershire County Council on the Conservators of Clent Hill Common from 1947 until the Conservators were abolished in 1967. Soon after becoming a county councillor, he made efforts towards the preservation of the beauty of the Clent Hills. These ultimately led to the county council purchasing a tract, mostly of ill-managed woodland between Clent Hill and Walton Hill in 1957. This, together with Clent Hill Common and Walton Hill Common, were given to the National Trust in 1959. Todd then served on the National Trust Clent Hills Management Committee from its creation in 1967 until his death, latterly as a co-opted member.
- A. and C. Black (eds.), Who was Who VII 1971-1980 (A & C Black, London 1981), 798.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alan Todd
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