Harry Greer

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Sir Harry Greer (18 September 1876 – 20 March 1947) was a British businessman and Conservative politician.

He was elected Member of Parliament for Clapham in a by-election in 1918. However, in the general election of that year he contested, and won, the constituency of Wells. He held the seat until the next election in 1922. He was knighted in 1922.

He later became chairman of the Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops, an organisation set up to create employment for wounded ex-servicemen and named after Field Marshal Lord Roberts. In the 1930s, he joined the board of the Baird Television company, and soon became its chairman. In 1934 his speech to shareholders was delivered by television from Crystal Palace to a meeting in Film House, Wardour Street, London, seven miles away.[1] Until his death he was chairman of the Scottish Machine Tool Corporation.

He married in 1906 and had three daughters.


  1. ^ Obituary, The Times, 21 March 1947; Robert Charles Alexander, The Inventor of Stereo: The Life and Works of Alan Dower Blumlein, Focal Press (2000), page 144.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Denison Faber
Member of Parliament for Clapham
1918 by-election1918
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur du Cros
Preceded by
George John Sandys
Member of Parliament for Wells
Succeeded by
Robert Bruford