J. P. Blake

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J. P. Blake
Personal information
Full name John Percy Blake
Nickname(s) Jack
Born 13 November 1874
Richmond, London, England
Died 19 December 1950(1950-12-19) (aged 76)
London, England
Sport Fencing

John Percy "Jack" Blake (13 November 1874 – 19 December 1950)[2] was a British local politician and sportsman. He competed for the United Kingdom at fencing at the 1908, 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics.[3][1] He was also a keen player of water polo and an amateur boxer.[2]

During the First World War Blake was in charge of the priority section of the High Explosives Section of the Ministry of Munitions.[4] 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.[5] He was Chairman of the London County Council for 1942–43.[4] He was a member of the LCC Entertainments and Fire Brigade Committees, and of the Port of London Authority.[2][4]

Olympic events[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "John BLAKE". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "BLAKE, Jack Percy". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "John Blake Olympic Results". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Obituary: Mr. J. P. Blake". The Times. 21 December 1950. p. 6. 
  5. ^ Jackson, W Eric (1965). Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council. Longmans. pp. 246, 255. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles George Ammon
Chairman of the London County Council
1942 – 1943
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred Baker