Philip Inman, 1st Baron Inman

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Philip Albert Inman, 1st Baron Inman PC (12 June 1892 – 26 August 1979) was a British Labour politician.

Background and education[edit]

Inman was the son of Philip Inman (d. 1894), of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, by his wife Hannah Bickerdyke, of Great Ouseburn, Yorkshire. He was educated at Headingley College, Leeds, and Leeds University. He fought in the First World War, where he was invalided out.[1] He married May Dew on 27 August 1919; she bore him a son, Philip John Cope Inman, on 15 March 1929.[2]


In 1946 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Inman, of Knaresborough in the West Riding of the County of York.[3] He served under Clement Attlee as Lord Privy Seal, with a seat in the cabinet, from April to October 1947, when he resigned. The same year he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC.

Personal life[edit]

Lord Inman died in August 1979, aged 87. His son had predeceased him in 1968 and so the barony became extinct.[2]


  1. ^ Brief biography at
  2. ^ a b "The Complete Peerage" Vol XIV ed. by Peter W. Hammond, Sutton Publishing, 1998, p. 774.
  3. ^ "no. 37461". The London Gazette. 8 February 1946. p. 864. 

External links[edit]

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Inman

Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Greenwood
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
The Viscount Addison
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Allan Powell
Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors
Succeeded by
Ernest Simon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Inman