William Hewins circa 1900
|Born||11 May 1865|
|Died||17 November 1931(aged 66)|
Family and education
Hewins was the son of Samuel Hewins, an iron merchant. He was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School and Pembroke College, Oxford University. He graduated with a degree in mathematics and later worked as a university extension lecturer. He was the first Director of the London School of Economics from 1895 to 1903.
Hewins resigned from teaching to work for Joseph Chamberlain and his campaign for tariff reform. He unsuccessfully contested Shipley in 1910 and Middleton in 1912 but was successfully returned to Parliament for Hereford in a 1912 by-election. He served in the coalition government of David Lloyd George as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1917 to 1919. He retired from the House of Commons before the 1918 general election.
In later life Hewins wrote articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica and the Dictionary of National Biography and also published among other works Trade in Balance (1924), Empire Restored (1927), and the Apologia of an Imperialist (1929).
He died on 17 November 1931, at age 66.
- "William Hewins". British History > History of Socialism. Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- Gollin, Alfred M. (1984). No Longer an Island: Britain and the Wright Brothers, 1902–1909. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. p. 231. ISBN 978-0804712651.
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