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Authorised form of nameMoulton; John Fletcher (1844 - 1921); Baron Moulton
SurnameMoulton
ForenamesJohn Fletcher
Dates1844 - 1921
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Madeley, Shropshire, England (18 November 1844)
Death:
09 March 1921
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Education:
Kingswood School, Bath; Cambridge. BA (1868). Middle Temple
Career:
Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge (1868-1875); called to the Bar at Middle Temple (1874); Queen's Counsel (1885); MP for Battersea, Clapham Division (1885-1886); MP for South Hackney (1894-1895); MP for North East Cornwall (1898-1906); first Chairman, Medical Research Council; Lord Justice of Appeal (1906); Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1912); Director General of Explosives, Ministry of Munitions (1915)
Honours:
Kt 1906; Baron 1912; KCB 1915; GBE 1917
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1880
RelationshipsSon of Rev James Egan Moulton, Wesleyan Minister.
Married: 1) (1875) Clara, widow of R W Thompson of Edinburgh; 2) (1901) Mary May, daughter of Major Henry Davis of La Floridiana, Naples
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 04 October 1900
William Van der Kloot, 'Lord Justice of Appeal John Fletcher Moulton and Explosives production in World War I: "The Mathematical Mind Triumphant" ' in NR 2014 vol 68, no 2, pp 171-186
Royal Society codeNA2180
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1880/13Moulton, John Fletcher, Baron Moulton: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/35/369Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society24 May 1907
NLB/3/814Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 October 1889
NLB/5/1136Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Percy Carlyle Gilchrist, 101 Palace Chambers, 9 Bridge Street, Westminster, S.W.8 January 1892
NLB/10/498Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society7 December 1894
NLB/27/733Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1903
NLB/35/658Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1907
NLB/35/607Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society18 June 1907
NLB/35/317Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society15 May 1907
NLB/35/561Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Fletcher Moulton, Fellow of the Royal Society14 June 1907
NLB/51/118Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to the Lord Moulton FRS14 December 1914
RR/8/206Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton12 June 1879
RR/8/260Referee's report by Warren de la Rue, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges.—Part II' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton26 April 1880
RR/8/207Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton12 June 1879
NLB/3/721Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Secretary of The Pasteur Fund, Mansion House24 September 1889
RR/8/208Letter from William Spottiswoode, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the sensitive state of electrical discharges through rarefied gases' by William Spottiswoode and John Fletcher Moulton, Baron Moulton28 June 1879
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