Sir Frederick Hall, 1st Baronet

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Frederick Hall, 1st Baronet KBE DSO MP (7 October 1864 – 28 April 1932) was a British businessman and politician.

He was educated privately and became a member of Lloyd's of London in 1896 and the Baltic Exchange in 1902. He was a member of the Committee of Lloyd's from 1921 to 1923. He was also a director of a number of companies, especially in the electricity supply industry.

A personal friend of the politician Bonar Law, he succeeded him as Conservative Member of Parliament for Dulwich in the December, 1910 general election, and held the seat in succeeding elections until his death in 1932.

From 1907 to 1913 he was a member of London County Council for Dulwich, and was also a governor of Dulwich College Estates, a trustee of the Crystal Palace, and a magistrate in Surrey.

Of his service in parliament, the Times said: "he was known for his zeal in questioning ministers, and for his ingenuity in devising 'supplementaries'. He was a strong party man, and was accustomed to express his opinions with a vigour which sometimes aroused the anger of his opponents, though his genial personality made him genuinely popular."

During the First World War he raised 17 batteries of artillery and commanded the Camberwell Gun Brigade. He was awarded the DSO[1] and invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire[2] in the 1918 New Year Honours. He was made a baronet in 1923.[3]

He married in 1892, and had four children, including his son Frederick Henry Hall, who succeeded him to the baronetcy. He died at Hyde Park Gardens and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 30450". The London Gazette. 1 January 1918. p. 21. 
  2. ^ "(Supplement) no. 30460". The London Gazette. 7 January 1918. p. 366. 
  3. ^ "no. 32815". The London Gazette. 17 April 1923. p. 2810. 
  • Obituary, The Times, 29 April 1932

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bonar Law
Member of Parliament for Dulwich
Dec. 19101932
Succeeded by
Sir Bracewell Smith