Francis William Pember

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Francis William Pember JP (1862–1954) was a British lawyer and University of Oxford academic, where he served as Vice-Chancellor.[1]

Francis Pember was the son of Edward Henry Pember KC JP. He was educated at Harrow School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 21 October 1880. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1889. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford from 1884, Estate Bursar from 1910–14, and Warden from 1914–32.[2][3] He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1926–29.[4]

Pember was an Officier Légion d'honneur.[5]

He married in 1895, The Hon. Margaret Bowen Davey, daughter of Horace Davey, Baron Davey. Their daughter Katharine Pember would marry Charles Galton Darwin in 1925.

He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium on 24 January 1954.


  1. ^ Pember, Francis William.
  2. ^ 32: Warden's House, All Souls College.
  3. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "All Souls College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 173–193. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ Information, National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir William Reynell Anson
Warden of All Souls College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Frederick John Napier Thesiger, Viscount Chelmsford
Preceded by
Joseph Wells
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Frederick Homes Dudden