Graeme Finlay

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Sir Graeme Bell Finlay, 1st Baronet, ERD ((1917-10-29)29 October 1917 – 21 January 1987(1987-01-21) (aged 69)), was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Finlay was son of James Bell Pettigrew Finlay, of Portskewett House, near Chepstow, an engineer, and his wife Margaret Helena, daughter of John Euston Davies.[1] He was educated at Marlborough, and at University College London, then entered Gray's Inn in 1946, becoming a barrister.[2][3]

He was elected at the 1951 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Epping constituency in Essex, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1964 general election by the Labour candidate Stan Newens. On 31 December 1964 he was created a baronet, of Epping in the County of Essex.[4]

Finlay married June Evangeline, daughter of Colonel Francis Collingwood Drake, in 1953. They had three children: a son and heir to the baronetcy, David, and two daughters, Fiona and Catrina.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/James_Bell_Pettigrew_Finlay
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, ed. Patrick Montague-Smith, 1980
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage 2003 vol. I, pg 1430
  4. ^ "No. 43538". The London Gazette. 1 January 1965. p. 83. 
  5. ^ Burke's Peerage 2003 vol. I, pg 1430
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Claude Davies
Member of Parliament for Epping
19511964
Succeeded by
Stanley Newens
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Epping)
1964–1987
Succeeded by
David Ronald James Bell Finlay