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Authorised form of nameMond; Alfred Moritz (1868 - 1930); 1st Baron Melchett; industrialist, financier, and politician
Dates1868 - 1930
NationalityBritish
Place of birthFarnworth, Lancashire, England
Date of birth23 October 1868
Place of deathHis house in Lowndes Square, London, England
Date of death27/12/1930
Occupationindustrialist, financier, and politician
ActivityEducation: Cheltenham College; St. John's College, Cambridge; Edinburgh University; Inner Temple.
Career:
Joined his father’s business Brunner Mond & Company as director, later managing director (1894); managing director of his father’s other company, the Mond Nickel Company; director of the International Nickel Corporation of Canada, the Westminster Bank and the Industrial Finance Investment Corporation; merged four companies to form Imperial Chemical Industries and became its first chairman (1926); Liberal Member of Parliament for Chester (1906-1910); for Swansea (1910-1918); for Swansea West (1918-1923); served as Firs Commissioner of Works in coalition government of David Lloyd George(1916-1921); Minster of Health (1921-1922); lost his seat in the general election (1923); returned to Parliament as a Liberal for Carmarthen via by-election (1924-1928); became a Conservative following disputes with Lloyd George (1926).
Honours:
Bt 1910; Baron 1928
Membership categoryStatute 12
Date of election21/06/1928
Age at election60
ProposerFrancis Arthur Bather; Charles Tate Regan; Grafton Elliot Smith; Archibald Edward Garrod; Edgar Douglas Adrian; Albert Charles Seward; John Charles Grant Ledingham
Ernest Rutherford; James Hopwood Jeans; Richard Tetley Glazebrook; Francis William Aston; Frederick Alexander Lindemann; Thomas Edward Stanton; Arthur Lapworth; James Walker
RelationshipsParents: Ludwig Mond (FRS 1891) and Frida daughter of Adolph Meyer Löwenthal, of Cologne, a cousin of his father .
Siblings: Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (FRS 1938)
Spouse: Violet Florence Mabel, daughter of James Henry Goetze, coffee merchant, of Mincing Lane, London (1894).
Children: Henry Ludwig.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1931 vol 131 pp ii-v, plate, signed by E F A
Royal Society codeNA1070
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1928/17Mond, Alfred Moritz, 1st Baron Melchett: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/447Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George Gabriel Stokes, President of the Royal Society12 June 1889
NLB/57/324Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to H. Russell Esq. HM [His Majesty's] Office of Works16 October 1919
NLB/57/322Copy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary [Sheffield Airey Neave, CME, OBE], the Entomological Society16 October 1919
NLB/57/360Copy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mr [Sheffield Airey] Neave [CMG OBE]25 October 1919
NLB/57/273Copy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Alfred [Moritz] Mond [ 1st Baron Melchett ], FRS, Chief Commissioner of Works1 October 1919
NLB/72/732Copy letter from Ernest Rutherford, President of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable Lord Melchett [Alfred Moritz Mond], FRS27 March 1930
NLB/73/220Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Imperial Chemical Industries. 11 March 1931
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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