aberconway, charles benjamin bright mclaren, 1st baron



aberconway, charles benjamin bright mclaren, 1st baron defined in 1939 year

aberconway, charles benjamin bright mclaren, 1st baron - Aberconway, CHARLES BENJAMIN BRIGHT MCLAREN, 1ST BARON (1850-1934);
aberconway, charles benjamin bright mclaren, 1st baron - British coal-owner and politician. Born in Edinburgh, May 12, 1850, son of Duncan McLaren, M.P. for Edinburgh, he was a nephew of John Bright. After a brilliant career at Edinburgh University, he became a successful chancery barrister. He married in 1877 the daughter of a wealthy landowner, Henry Pochin, M.P. Having turned his attention to commerce, he became interested in collieries and ironworks, shipbuilding and railway undertakings. In 1880 McLaren entered Parliament as a Radical; in 1902 he was made a baronet, and in 1911 a baron. He died Jan. 23, 1931. His wife was an active advocate of women's suffrage and kindred movements, and his sons, Henry Duncan and Francis, were both M.P.s in the Parliament of 1910. The latter was accidentally killed while flying in the Royal Flying Corps. Aug. 30, 1917. The former, born April 16, 1879, succeeded as 2nd baron. He was a Liberal M.P., 1906-1922, and became chairman of John Brown, Ltd., and other industrial concerns.

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