J. P. Blake
|Full name||John Percy Blake|
|Born||13 November 1874
Richmond, London, England
|Died||19 December 1950
John Percy "Jack" Blake (13 November 1874 – 19 December 1950) was a British local politician and sportsman. He competed for the United Kingdom at fencing at the 1908, 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics. He was also a keen player of water polo and an amateur boxer.
During the First World War Blake was in charge of the priority section of the High Explosives Section of the Ministry of Munitions. In 1919 he was elected to the London County Council as Progressive Party councillor representing Islington. He was re-elected for a second three-year term in 1922, and joined the Labour Party in 1924. From 1925–31 he was a councillor representing Camberwell, Peckham. He lost his seat at the 1931 county council elections, but returned to the LCC as an alderman in 1934, holding his seat until 1946. He was Chairman of the London County Council for 1942–43. He was a member of the LCC Entertainments and Fire Brigade Committees, and of the Port of London Authority.
- 1908 Summer Olympics in London
- 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
- 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp
- "John BLAKE". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
- "BLAKE, Jack Percy". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "John Blake Olympic Results". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
- "Obituary: Mr. J. P. Blake". The Times. 21 December 1950. p. 6.
- Jackson, W Eric (1965). Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council. Longmans. pp. 246, 255.
Charles George Ammon
|Chairman of the London County Council
1942 – 1943
Sir Alfred Baker