Herbert Butcher

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Sir Herbert Butcher
Member of Parliament for Holland with Boston
In office
24 June 1937 – 31 March 1966
Preceded by James Blindell
Succeeded by Richard Body
Mayor of Hackney
In office
1935–1937
Preceded by Henry Goodrich
Succeeded by Henry Capell
Personal details
Born Herbert Walter Butcher
(1901-06-12)12 June 1901
Died 11 May 1966(1966-05-11) (aged 64)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal National (before 1948)
National Liberal (1948-1968)
Conservative (after 1968)

Sir Herbert Walter Butcher, 1st Baronet (12 June 1901 – 11 May 1966)[1] was an English Conservative and National Liberal[2] politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1937 to 1966.

Butcher was the son of Frank Butcher.[3] He was educated at Hastings Grammar School, and served in the Royal Navy during World War I, from 1916 to 1919.[3] He was as a Hackney Borough Councillor from 1928 to 1961, serving as Mayor of Hackney in from 1935 to 1937.[3]

He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holland with Boston at a by-election in June 1937,[2] after the death of the National Liberal MP Sir James Blindell.[4] He held the seat at the next six general elections until his retirement at the 1966 general election, when Richard Body was elected as his successor.

From 1950 to 1951, Butcher was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Walter "Stoker" Edwards. after serving as a Lord of the Treasury from 1951 to 1953. In 1958, he advised his friend and parliamentary colleague John Poulson to set up a servicing company to win business for his architect's practice. After 29 years as an MP, Butcher died less than two months after his retirement, aged 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 414. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephens (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume IV, 1945–1979. Brighton: The Harvester Press. p. 51. ISBN 0-85527-335-6. 
  4. ^ "no. 34413". The London Gazette. 29 June 1937. p. 4174. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir James Blindell
Member of Parliament for Holland with Boston
19371966
Succeeded by
Richard Body
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Holland)
1960–1966
Extinct