John Hall (Wycombe MP)

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Sir John Hall OBE TD (21 September 1911 — 19 January 1978)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician.

Education and business career[edit]

Hall was educated privately and worked as a chartered secretary and company director, including of Viskase and Bass Charrington.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Hall first stood for Parliament without success in Grimsby in 1950 and Fulham East in 1951.[3] He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wycombe at a by-election in November 1952.[1] Hall served as an opposition spokesman on Treasury, economic affairs and trade until October 1965.[3] He was an executive member of the 1922 Committee from 1964 to 1966 and vice-chairman of the Conservative parliamentary finance committee from 1965.[3]

He was knighted in July 1973[4] "for political and public services".[5]

Hall suffered a heart attack in the summer of 1977 and soon announced he would not stand for election again. He died at a hospital in London on 19 January 1978, aged 66.[6] His death triggered the by-election.

Personal life[edit]

In 1935, Hall married Nancy Doreen Hampton Blake. They had a son and a daughter. The Halls lived at Carlisle Place, London SW1.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  2. ^ The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1978, p. 320
  3. ^ a b c d The Times House of Commons 1966. London: The Times Office. October 1966. p. 223.
  4. ^ "No. 46042". The London Gazette. 31 July 1973. p. 9035.
  5. ^ "No. 45984". The London Gazette (Supplement). 22 May 1973. p. 6473.
  6. ^ "Another MP dies". The Glasgow Herald. 20 January 1978. p. 1. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  7. ^ The Blue Book: Leaders of the English-speaking World, St James Press, 1973, p. 590
  8. ^ The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1978, p. 320

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