Myer Galpern

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The Lord Galpern

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Galpern in 1959
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
3 February 1976 – 10 May 1979
SpeakerSelwyn Lloyd
George Thomas
Preceded byOscar Murton
Succeeded byGodman Irvine
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
28 February 1974 – 3 February 1976
SpeakerSelwyn Lloyd
Preceded byOscar Murton
Succeeded byGodman Irvine
Lord Provost of Glasgow
In office
1958–1960
Preceded byAndrew Hood
Succeeded byJean Roberts
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
10 July 1979 – 23 September 1993
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow Shettleston
In office
8 October 1959 – 3 May 1979
Preceded byJohn McGovern
Succeeded byDavid Marshall
Personal details
Born1 January 1903
Died23 September 1993
Political partyLabour

Myer Galpern, Baron Galpern, DL (1 January 1903 – 23 September 1993) was a Scottish Labour Party politician.

Galpern was born Meyer Galpern in the Gorbals, the son of Morris Galpern, a cabinetmaker, and Anna Talisman.[1] His parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia.

Galpern was educated at Glasgow University and was a house furnisher. He was an Independent Labour Party councillor for the Shettleston and Tollcross ward on the Glasgow Corporation from 1932 to 1947. He joined the Labour Party in 1947, and was re-elected as councillor for Shettleston and Tollcross in 1949.[citation needed]

Galpern served as convener of the education committee (1954-1958), before being appointed in 1958 as leader of the Labour group on Glasgow Corporation and leader of the city's administration. He served as Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1958 to 1960 (the first Jewish provost in Scotland). He was a member of the Court of Glasgow University, a governor of the Royal College of Science and Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow from 1962.[citation needed]

Galpern was Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow Shettleston from 1959 to 1979. He was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons during his final five-year term as an MP, from 1974 to 1979. Having been Knighted in 1960,[2] he was given a life peerage as Baron Galpern, of Shettleston in the District of the City of Glasgow 10 July 1979.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birth certificate of Meyer Galpern, 1 January 1903, Hutchesontown Registration District, Glasgow 644/11 76 – National Records of Scotland
  2. ^ "No. 41953". The London Gazette. 12 February 1960. p. 1081.
  3. ^ "No. 47901". The London Gazette. 12 July 1979. p. 8777.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John McGovern
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Shettleston
19591979
Succeeded by
David Marshall
Civic offices
Preceded by
Andrew Hood
Lord Provost of Glasgow
1958–1960
Succeeded by
Jean Roberts