Terence Donovan, Baron Donovan
|Born||Terence Norbert Donovan
13 June 1898
West Ham, London
|Died||12 December 1971
City of London
|Title||Baron Donovan, of Winchester in the County of Hampshire|
|Offices||Member of Parliament (1945–1950)
High Court Judge (1950–1960)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1960–1964)
Privy Counsellor (1960–1971)
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1964–1971)
Baron Donovan, of Winchester in the County of Hampshire (1964–1971).
Born in West Ham, London, Donovan came to office in the Labour landslide in the 1945 general election. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Leicester East. When that constituency was abolished for the 1950 general election, he was re-elected for the new Leicester North East constituency.
However, Donovan resigned from the House of Commons within weeks of the election, when he was appointed as a High Court judge (his successor, Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, also became a judge, in 1962). He was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 1960, when he also became a Privy Counsellor. In 1964 he was appointed as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, remaining in post until 1971. As a Law Lord he was given a life peerage as Baron Donovan, of Winchester in the County of Hampshire.
In 1965-1968 he chaired the Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers' Associations (the so-called "Donovan commission") on the system of collective UK labour law.
He died within the City of London aged 73.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Terence Donovan
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Abraham Montagu Lyons
|Member of Parliament for Leicester East
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Leicester North East
Feb 1950–Sept 1950
Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas