Archibald Dennis Flower

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Sir Archibald Dennis Flower
Sir Archibald Flower, Mayor of Stratford.jpg
Sir Archibald Flower in 1935
Born1865
Died22 November 1950
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Known forChairman of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare’s birthplace and of the Council of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Sir Archibald Dennis Flower (1865–1950), was Chairman of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare’s birthplace and of the Council of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.[1]

Early life[edit]

Flower was born in 1865, the son of Edgar Flower and the grandson of Edward Fordham Flower.[2] He was educated at Bedford Modern School and Clare College, Cambridge where he took part in the 1886 Boat Race.[1]

Career[edit]

Flower was elected to Warwickshire County Council in 1892. In 1900 he became Chairman of the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare’s birthplace and of the Council of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. He was Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon 1900–02, 1915–18 and 1931.[1] He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1930.[1]

Family life[edit]

Flower married Florence, daughter of Sir Richard Keane, 4th Baronet.[1] They had two sons and one daughter. Florence predeceased Flower in 1947 and Sir Archibald himself died on 22 November 1950.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Who’s Who. A & C Black. 1935.
  2. ^ http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  3. ^ Who Was Who, Published by A&C Black Limited, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920-2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014