Rhys Rhys-Williams

Rhys Rhys-Williams

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Sir Rhys Rhys-Williams, 1st Baronet DSO QC DL (20 October 1865 – 29 January 1955), born Rhys Williams, was a British Liberal Party politician from Wales. He later left the Liberal Party for the Conservatives.The Times, 31 January 1955

Family

Rhys-Williams was the son of Judge Gwilym Williams and Emma Eleanor Williams JP.The Times, 6 December 1923 His wife Juliet Rhys-Williams (née Glyn) was a writer and prominent Liberal politician who, like her husband, later joined the Conservative Party via the Liberal Nationals. They met in 1919 when Juliet Glyn began working for Rhys-Williams as his private secretary during his period of office as parliamentary secretary at the Ministry of Transport. They married on 24 February 1921William Nicoll, Dame Juliet Evangeline Rhys-Williams in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; OUP 2004-08 They had two sons and two daughters. Their son, Sir Brandon Rhys-Williams became a Conservative MP and Member of the European Parliament.Who was Who, OUP 2007

Education

Rhys-Williams was educated at Eton College, which he entered in 1880,The Times, 31 January 1955 and Oriel College, Oxford.Who was Who, OUP 2007

Military service

In the First World War he served in the Welsh Guards, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.Who was Who, OUP 2007 He saw active service, was wounded,...
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