Arthur Frederick Jeffreys

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Arthur Frederick Jeffreys
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Born (1848-04-07)7 April 1848
Died 14 February 1906(1906-02-14) (aged 57)

Arthur Frederick Jeffreys PC (7 April 1848 – 14 February 1906), of Burkham House in Hampshire, was a British Conservative politician.

Jeffreys was the son of Arthur Jeffreys, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, who had emigrated to Australia in 1839. During his youth he was a successful cricketer with Hampshire and New South Wales.

He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with a B.A.. He studied law at the Inner Temple and was called to the bar in 1872. He served as a justice of the peace for Hampshire.[1]

He was elected to the House of Commons for Basingstoke in 1887, a seat he held until his death, and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1902. He served briefly under Arthur Balfour as Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board from June to December 1905.

Jeffreys died in February 1906, aged 57. In 1877 he married Amy Fenwick, and their son George became a prominent military commander and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Jeffreys in 1952.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b  Foster, Joseph (1885). "Jeffreys, Arthur Frederick". Men-at-the-Bar (second ed.). London: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 241. 
  2. ^ "Jeffreys, Baron (UK 1952)". Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Sclater-Booth
Member of Parliament for Basingstoke
1887 – 1906
Succeeded by
Arthur Clavell Salter
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Grant Lawson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board
Succeeded by
Walter Runciman