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EDWARDS , JOHN HUGH ( 1869 - 1945 ), politician and writer ;

b. 9 Apr. 1869 at Aberystwyth , the eldest son of John Edwards , woollen merchant , and his wife. He was educated at the University College of Wales , Aberystwyth . A member of the Cardiganshire County Council for a period, he was elected ( 1910 ) as Liberal M.P. for Mid-Glamorgan , a seat which he held until 1922 ; from 1923 to 1929 he represented Accrington , Lancashire , again as a Liberal .

From 1911 to 1914 he edited Wales: A national magazine . He wrote much for the periodical press, particularly for the British Weekly . His published works are: From Village Green to Downing Street, Life of D. Lloyd George ( London , 1908 ) — in collaboration with Spencer Leigh Hughes ; Life of David Lloyd George, with a short history of the Welsh People , 4 vols. ( London 1913-19 ); David Lloyd George, the man and the statesman , 2 vols. ( New York , 1929 ), and another edition ( London , 1930 ).

He m., 20 Apr. 1933 , Doris , dau. of Sir Samuel Faire , Glenfield , Frith Park , Leicester . During the last years of his life he lived at Hindhead , Surrey ; there he was actively connected with the Free Church Council and Ratepayers' Association affairs. He d. 14 June 1945 at Hindhead .

Sources:

  • Who's who? , 1948 ;
  • personal knowledge.

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001