Davison Dalziel, 1st Baron Dalziel of Wooler

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Davison Alexander Dalziel, 1st Baron Dalziel of Wooler (17 October 1852 – 18 April 1928), known as Sir Davison Dalziel, Bt, between 1919 and 1928, was a British newspaper owner and Conservative Party politician. He sat in the House of Commons between 1910 and 1927, before a brief period in the House of Lords.

Background[edit]

Dalziel was the son of Davison Octavian Dalziel.[1]

Career[edit]

Dalziel moved to New South Wales to work as a journalist for the Sydney Echo. He also spent several years in the United States in the management department of various newspapers, and when he returned to England in 1890 he set up his own business, Dalziel's News Agency. With partners he bought controlling stakes in the Standard and Evening Standard newspapers in 1910. He sold off his newspaper interests to further his work in the cab industry, setting up several companies including General Motor Cab Company Ltd, the Pullman Car Company and the International Sleeping Car Share Trust Ltd.[2]

At the January 1910 general election he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brixton,[3] holding the seat until his defeat at the 1923 general election.[4] He had been created a Baronet in 1919.

He regained the Brixton seat in 1924,[4] and held it for a further three years until his resignation from the House of Commons on 9 June 1927, by taking the Chiltern Hundreds[5] He was then was raised to the peerage as Baron Dalziel of Wooler, of Wooler in the County of Northumberland.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Dalziel of Wooler married Harriet, daughter of J. G. Dunning, in 1876. He died on 18 April 1928, aged 73, when the baronetcy and barony became extinct.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com Davison Alexander Dalziel, 1st and last Baron Dalziel of Wooler
  2. ^ "Oxford DNB article: Dalziel, Davison Alexander, Baron Dalziel of Wooler". Oxford University Press. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 29. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 33. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  5. ^ Department of Information Services (14 January 2010). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33292. p. 4406. 8 July 1927.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joel Herbert Seaverns
Member of Parliament for Brixton
January 19101923
Succeeded by
Frederick Joseph Laverack
Preceded by
Frederick Joseph Laverack
Member of Parliament for Brixton
19241927
Succeeded by
Nigel Colman
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Dalziel of Wooler
1927–1928
Extinct
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Grosvenor Place)
1919–1928
Extinct