Leifchild Leif-Jones, 1st Baron Rhayader

Leifchild Leif-Jones, 1st Baron Rhayader

Leifchild Leif-Jones, 1st Baron Rhayader

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Leifchild Stratten Leif-Jones, 1st Baron Rhayader PC (16 January 1862 – 26 September 1939), known as Leif Jones before his elevation to the peerage in 1932, was a British Temperance movement leader and Liberal politician.

Background and education

Jones was born in St Pancras, London, the son of the Reverend Thomas Jones (1819-1882), an Independent clergyman, formerly of Morriston, Swansea, and Jane Jones, daughter of John Jones of Dowlais. He was the younger brother of David Brynmor Jones (b. 1851), the future Liberal politician, and John Viriamu Jones (b. 1862), the future scientist. In 1867, when he was five years old, his mother died, and in 1869 his father left London, for health reasons, moving firstly back to Swansea (1870-1877) and afterwards to Melbourne, Australia (1877-1880), where Leifchild was educated at Scotch School. Afterwards Leifchild became a student in the University of Oxford (Trinity college).

Political career

From 1905 to January 1910 Leif Jones served as Member of Parliament for Appleby, in Cumbria.

From December 1910 to 1918 he served as Member for Rushcliffe, in Nottinghamshire. In 1917 he was sworn of the Privy Council

From 1923 to 1924 and from 1929 to 1931 he served as Member for Camborne, in Cornwall.<ref...
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