Richard Ronald John Copeland
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Copeland was the second son of Richard Pirie Copeland of Kibblestone Hall, Staffordshire, (High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1902) and grandson of Alderman William Taylor Copeland. Following the family tradition, he was educated at Harrow School; in 1915 he married Ida Fenzi, granddaughter of Sir Douglas Strutt Galton and great-granddaughter of Emanuele Fenzi. Copeland was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1948 Birthday Honours.
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- Founded the Children's Orthopædic Hospital, Biddulph;
- Member Council of Art and Industry, 1934–1936;
- Member Committee of Pottery Section, Royal Society of Arts;
- Chairman Executive Committee Stoke-on-Trent Children's Convalescent Home;
- President of the North Staffordshire Boy Scouts' Association;
- Freeman of the City of London;
- Prime Warden of Goldsmiths' Company;
- High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1939;
- President Staffordshire Society, 1951
- Donor of the Kibblestone Hall Estate in 1954 to the North Staffordshire Boy Scouts' Association.
- The London Gazette: . 10 June 1948.
- Who Was Who 2007 (A&C Black)
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- Staffordshire Past-Track; ref 235.
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