Jack Browne, Baron Craigton
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Craigton
|Member of Parliament for Glasgow Govan|
1950 – 1955
|Preceded by||Neil Maclean|
|Succeeded by||John Rankin|
The son of Edwin Gilbert Izod, he adopted the surname Browne in 1920 as his family felt his more unusual surname a handicap.
He unsuccessfully contested the working class seat of Glasgow Govan in 1945, but was elected as Member of Parliament for the seat in 1950, holding it until 1955. He was then elected as Member for Glasgow Craigton in 1955, holding that seat until September 1959 at which point he joined the Lords.
He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland from 1952 until April 1955, when he was appointed a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland. In November 1959 he was created a life peer, as Baron Craigton, of Renfield in the County of the City of Glasgow.
In October 1959 he was promoted to Minister of State for Scotland, holding that office until October 1964. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1961. He later held a number of important business positions, including chairman of United Biscuits Holdings, and was associated with environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Jack Browne
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Glasgow Govan
1950 – 1955
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Glasgow Craigton
1955 – 1959
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