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HUMPHREYS-OWEN , ARTHUR CHARLES ( 1836 - 1905 ), Member of Parliament ;

b. at Garthmyl, Mont. , 9 Nov. 1836 , son of Erskine Humphreys , barrister ; A. J. Johnes (q.v.) was his maternal uncle. In 1876 , he inherited the estates of the Owens of Glansevern (formerly of Cefn-hafodau — see under Owen of Cefn-hafodau ), and took the name ‘ Humphreys-Owen .’ From Harrow he went to Trinity College , Cambridge , where he graduated in 1860 ; he was called to the Bar in 1863 . He took a prominent part in the public life of his county and of Wales , especially in the promotion of secondary and higher education . He was M.P. for the county from 1894 till 1905 , chairman of the Central Welsh Board for Intermediate Education from 1896 till 1905 , an active supporter of the University College of Wales and of the University of Wales which he had done much to bring into being. In politics, he was a convinced Liberal . He d. 9 Dec. 1905 .

Sources:

  • F. E. Hamer in Welsh Political and Educational Leaders in the Victorian Era , 1908 (ed. Vyrnwy Morgan ), 1908 ;
  • Venn , Alumni Cantabrigienses .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959