Sir James Reynolds, 1st Baronet

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Colonel Sir James Philip Reynolds, 1st Baronet, DSO (17 February 1865 – 12 December 1932) was an English businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Reynolds was born in Woolton, Liverpool and was educated at Ushaw College and Fort Augustus Abbey. He was a senior partner in the firm of Reynolds & Gibson, cotton brokers, of Liverpool. Commissioned into the 1/3rd West Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force), he commanded it in the First World War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1917.

He was elected at the 1929 general election as Member of Parliament for Liverpool Exchange, following the retirement of the Conservative MP Sir Leslie Scott. He was re-elected in 1931, and died in office in 1932, aged 67.

Reynolds was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours[1] and created a Baronet, of Woolton in the County of Lancaster, on 6 March 1923.[2] He was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1927.

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  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 31712". The London Gazette. 30 December 1919. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "no. 32815". The London Gazette. 17 April 1923. p. 2810. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Leslie Scott
Member of Parliament for Liverpool Exchange
19291932
Succeeded by
John Joseph Shute
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Woolton)
1923–1932
Succeeded by
John Reynolds