William Foot Mitchell

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Sir William Foot Mitchell
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Sir William Foot Mitchell at his home in Quendon
Member of Parliament
for Dartford
In office
January 1910 – December 1910
Preceded by James Rowlands
Succeeded by James Rowlands
Member of Parliament
for Saffron Walden
In office
15 November 1922 – 30 May 1929
Preceded by Sir Cecil Beck
Succeeded by Rab Butler
Personal details
Born William Foot Mitchell
26 June 1859
London, England, United Kingdom
Died 31 July 1947
Quendon, Essex, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Hannah Hadley
Children Lady Winifred Hadley Foot Mitchell
Religion Anglican

Sir William Foot Mitchell (26 June 1859 – 31 July 1947)[1] was a Conservative Party politician in England.

Mitchell was Managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc, an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company, from 10 March 1903 to 31 December 1938,[2] including the year that Royal Dutch Petroleum and the Shell Transport and Trading Company came together to form a petroleum company in 1907.[3]

He spent much of his early career in the East, largely in Japan and China,[4] before settling in the UK, buying Quendon Hall, Quendon, in 1907.[5]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the House of Commons at the January 1910 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Dartford, beating the sitting Liberal-Labour MP James Rowlands.[6] However, Rowlands regained the seat at the December 1910 general election.[6]

Mitchell did not contest the 1918 general election, but at the 1922 general election he was elected as MP for Saffron Walden.[1] He held the seat until he stood down at the 1929 general election.[7]

He was knighted in 1929 by King George VI.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Shell News" (PDF). Royal dutch, General Managing Directors 1890 - 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shell Global". the Beginnings. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Mackenzie, Compton. (2006) [1954]. Realms of Silver: One Hundred Years of Banking in the East (reprint of 1st ed.). Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-37797-8. 
  5. ^ "Parks & Gardens UK". Quendon Park, (also known as Quendon Hall), Saffron Walden, England. Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 303. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  8. ^ "The London Gazette, 16 July 1929" (PDF). Honours. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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