William Davison, 1st Baron Broughshane

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William Henry Davison, 1st Baron Broughshane KBE FSA JP DL (1872 – 19 January 1953) was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Kensington South for twenty-four years.

Davison was born in Broughshane, County Antrim, the son of Richard Davison and his wife Annie née Patrick. He was educated at Shrewsbury and graduated from Keble College, Oxford, in 1895 with a Bachelor of Arts. In 1895, he was admitted to the Inner Temple as a barrister and earned his Master of Arts from Keble three years later in 1898. That same year, he married Beatrice Mary Roberts, a daughter of Sir Owen Roberts (and future great-aunt of Anthony Armstrong-Jones) and they later had four children.

In 1913, he became Mayor of Kensington, was knighted in the 1918 New Year Honours and left the post a year later, becoming MP for Kensington South. In 1929, he divorced his wife and was remarried that year to Louisa Mary Constance Marriott. Davison retired in 1945 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Broughshane, of Kensington, co. London, that year. He died in 1953.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Claud Hamilton
Member for Parliament for Kensington South
1918–1945
Succeeded by
Richard Law
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Broughshane
1945–1953
Succeeded by
Patrick Davison