George Davies (politician)

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George Frederick Davies

Major Sir George Frederick Davies, CVO (19 April 1875 – 21 June 1950) was a British Conservative Party politician. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Yeovil from 1923 to 1945.

He was born in Honolulu in Hawaii, the son of Theophilus Harris Davies. He was educated at Uppingham School and then at King's College, Cambridge.[1] During the First World War, he served in The Gloucestershire Regiment. He married in 1900, and had two sons and three daughters.

He was briefly British vice-consul in Honolulu. Whilst in parliament, he became an assistant government whip in 1931, served as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury from 1932 to 1935, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1935–37 and Comptroller of the Household 1937–38. He was one of the earliest members of the 1922 Committee.

He was knighted in the King's Birthday Honours, 1936,[2] and appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order the next year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davies, George Frederick (DVS894GF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "(Supplement) no. 34296". The London Gazette. 19 June 1936. p. 3996. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Aubrey Herbert
Member of Parliament for Yeovil
1923 by-election1945
Succeeded by
William Kingsmill
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Lambert Ward, Bt
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1935–1937
Succeeded by
Hon. Arthur Hope
Preceded by
Sir Lambert Ward, Bt
Comptroller of the Household
1937–1938
Succeeded by
Charles Waterhouse