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LEWIS , THOMAS ARNOLD ( 1893 - 1952 ), insurance manager, treasurer of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion ;

b. 20 Apr. 1893 , son of Captain Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth (née Jones ) his wife, Manor Hall , Aberaeron, Cards. He was educated locally and at Ardwyn School , Aberystwyth , before joining an insurance firm , eventually becoming insurance manager of a branch of the Alliance Assurance Co. in the West End of London . He was a member of the Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Co. of Horners and received the freedom of the city of London . He served on the economic committee of the Road Research Fund and was an active member of the National Liberal Club , being the vice-president and a trustee at the time of his death. As a prominent figure in London - Welsh life he maintained an interest in Welsh matters, being elected vice-chairman of the Welsh Advisory Council of the National Trust , and High Sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1949 . He assisted Sir John Cecil-Williams (see above) and Sir Wynn Wheldon (see below) with the financial aspect of the appeal launched in 1937 to publish the Dictionary of Welsh Biography , and he succeeded T. D. Slingsby-Jenkins (see below) as treasurer of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1950 .

On 8 Sept. 1924 he m. Eleanora Margaret Evans in Charing Cross Chapel , and they had two daughters. He d. at his home in Ealing on 24 Aug. 1952 .


  • Personal knowledge.


Mair Elizabeth Cole, London

Published date: 2001