George Muff, 1st Baron Calverley

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George Muff, 1st Baron Calverley (10 February 1877 – 20 September 1955) was a British Liberal then Labour politician.

Childhood[edit]

Muff was the son of George Muff, a miner of Bradford, Yorkshire, and his wife Sarah Jane (née Hodgson), and initially worked as a textile worker.

Speaking in 1948, Muff described how as a child he narrowly avoided being sent to the workhouse and shipped off to Australia as a result of his family's poverty. In the event, for part of his childhood Muff was raised by his neighbors.[1]

Political career[edit]

At the 1918 General election he stood as Liberal Candidate for Bradford South, finishing third. Between 1923 and 1929 he was a member of the Bradford City Council. The latter year Muff was elected to the House of Commons for Hull East, a seat he held until 1931 and again from 1935 to 1945. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire and a Justice of the Peace for the area. In 1945 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Calverley, of the City of Bradford in the West Riding of the County of York.

Family[edit]

Lord Calverley married Ellen Eliza, daughter of Charles William Orford, in 1909. He died in September 1955, aged 78, and was succeeded in the barony by his son George. Lady Calverley died in 1965.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansard, Vol 153, col 963, 10 February 1948

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lawrence Roger Lumley
Member of Parliament for Hull East
19291931
Succeeded by
John Nation
Preceded by
John Nation
Member of Parliament for Hull East
19351945
Succeeded by
Harry Pursey
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Calverley
1945 – 1955
Succeeded by
George Raymond Orford Muff