Derek Ezra, Baron Ezra
Lord Ezra is a former chairman of the National Coal Board. He was a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Energy Matters from 1998-2005 and an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
He first joined the Liberal Party in 1936 at university, when he joined Cambridge University Liberal Club, whose committee he later joined. In 1945 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Ezra was knighted on 24 July 1974. He was created a life peer as Baron Ezra, of Horsham in the County of West Sussex 2 February 1983.
Lord Ezra is a Liveryman Honoris Causa of the Haberdashers' Company. He is widowed and currently lives in Belgravia. Following the death of Lord Healey in October 2015, Ezra became the oldest sitting member of the House of Lords.
Derek Ezra Award
The Combustion Engineering Association gives the Derek Ezra Award for "outstanding achievement in the study of combustion engineering".
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