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SYKES, John Charles Gabriel (1869 - 1952), Member of Council for State Management Districts under the Licensing Act 1921, since 1921; JP County of London, and Chairman St Margaret’s Division, 1925–50

HOWARTH, Edward (died 1953), Managing Director National Camps Corporation since 1939; Director London Hostels Association; Member of Council Central After Care Association (under the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act, 1948); Chairman County Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs for West Sussex

Ashley-Cooper, Anthony (1869 - 1961), HM Lieut Co. Dorset, 1916–52; Chm. Dorset County Council, 1924–46; late Development Commissioner under the Development Fund Act 1910 (Chairman of the Commission, 1946–48); Younger Brother of Trinity House; Vice-Pres. Royal Choral Soc.; Provincial Grand Master of Dorset, 1902–52; Pres., Shaftesbury Society; late President of the English Church Union, and Member National Church Assembly; late Chairman National Advisory Council to the Ministry of Labour for Juvenile Employment in England and Wales; Bailiff of Egle and Bailiff Grand Cross in the Order of St John of Jerusalem; Brig.-General Commanding 1st South-West Mounted Brigade, 1913–16; served European War, 1914–18; retired with hon. rank of Brig.-Gen.; late Hon. Col North Irish Horse; Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, 1910–22; Commissioner of Congested Districts Board for Ireland, 1902–14; Chancellor of Queen’s Univ. of Belfast till 1923; HM Lieutenant for Co. of Antrim, 1911–16; Grand Officer Legion of Honour

Johnston, George Lawson (1873 - 1943), JP; Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire since 1936; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 1924; Member of the Post Office Advisory Council since 1922; Member of Council London Chamber of Commerce; an Hon. Secretary King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London; Chairman Revenue Committee King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London and Member of Committee since 1901; Hon. Secretary, Thankoffering for the King’s Recovery, 1929; Hon. Treasurer Royal Northern Hospital, 1909–23; Chairman, Ministry of Information’s Advisory Committee on the Appointment of Advertising Agents; Chairman, Executive Committee Hospitals of London Combined Appeal, 1922; Chairman, British Charities Association; Treasurer County of London Red Cross; Chairman of British National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Committee on Nutrition, Ministry of Health; Chairman of Oakley Hunt Committee; Director of Daily Express from its foundation till 1917; Chairman Bovril, Ltd; Director Australian Mercantile, Land and Finance, Ltd; Lloyds Bank; Vice-Chairman Ashanti Goldfields Corporation; Vice-President British and Foreign Bible Society; moved the Hospital Payment Amendment to Third Party Risks section of Traffic Act, House of Lords, Dec. 1929 and 1933; introduced Voluntary Hospitals (Paying Patients) Bill, 1935; also reintroduced when it became law, 1936


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The Municipal Corporations Act of 1835 had given elected corporations to the large towns but rural administration remained in the hands of the justices of the peace. In the Act of 1888, Lord Salisbury's government created 62 county councils in England and Wales, some of the larger shires being subdivided. Sixty‐one towns of over 50,000 inhabitants were given county borough status and London was given its own county council. In England there was great continuity of personnel, many JPs being elected, and several lords‐lieutenant becoming chairmen. But in Wales, nonconformist liberals swept the board at the expense of the gentry.

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