Daniel Holmes

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Daniel Turner Holmes (1863 – 7 April 1955) was Liberal member of the British House of Commons from 1911 to 1918 for Govan.

Daniel Turner Holmes was educated at the University of London, the University of Geneva and the University of Paris. He was an assistant examiner at the University of London, taught at Greenock Academy and Paisley Grammar School, and wrote and lectured on literature before becoming an MP.[1]

He married Margaret Eadie (died 1953) in 1896. Their daughter, Margaret, married William Wedgewood Benn in 1920,[1] and the parliamentary connection continued in the following generation with Tony Benn.


  • Literary tours in the Highlands and islands of Scotland, 1909
  • A Scot in France and Switzerland, 1910


  1. ^ a b 'Mr D. T. Holmes', The Times, 25 April 1955, p. 15

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Hunter
Member of Parliament for Govan
Succeeded by
Neil Maclean