Edward Francis Williams Baron Francis-Williams

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Peer Name Edward Francis Williams Baron Francis-Williams 1 2
Knight Name Edward Francis Williams C.B.E. 1 3a
Birth Name Edward Francis Williams 4
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1900s Full date has been removed England Contact for birth/baptism details  
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Residence 1911 Hogshead Farm, Bacup, Lancashire, England  
Residence 1914 Middleton, Lancashire, England  
Residence 1963 Griffins, Abinger, Surrey, England  
Education 1914 Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Middleton, Lancashire, England  
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Occupation 1920   Journalist, Bootle Times
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Occupation     Journalist, Liverpool Daily Courier
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Occupation     Journalist, Daily Herald
Occupation between 1922 and 1929   Journalist; financial reporter (1926), Sunday Express
Occupation between 1929 and 1936   City Editor, Daily Herald
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Occupation between 1936 and 1940   Editor, Daily Herald
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Occupation between 1940 and 1970   Author
Occupation between 1941 and 1945   Controller of Press and Censorship, Ministry of Information
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Knighted 1945   Commander of the Order of the British Empire
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Decorated 1945   Presidential Medal of Freedom
Occupation between 1945 and 1947   Public relations adviser to the Prime Minister
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Occupation 1947   Washington correspondent, London Observer
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Occupation     Journalist, News Chronicle
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Occupation     Journalist, New Statesman
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Occupation between 1951 and 1952   Governor, British Broadcasting Corporation
Occupation 1961 California University of Pennsylvania, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Regents' Professor
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Nobility Title 1962   Baron Francis-Williams, of Abinger
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Occupation 1967 University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States of America Kemper Knapp Professor
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Occupation     Broadcaster
Occupation     Publicist
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Membership     Independent Labour Party
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Death 5 Month removed 1970 Griffins, Abinger, Surrey, England  

Age: 67

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Burial 1970 St. James' Church, Abinger, Surrey, England  


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         Edward Francis Williams Baron Francis-Williams


    Family of Edward Francis Williams Baron Francis-Williams and Lady Rt. Hon Jessie Melville Frances Hopkin
Married Wife Lady Rt. Hon Jessie Melville Frances Hopkin
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 19 April 1926    
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  1. Hon. Elizabeth Frances Williams
  2. Hon. John Melville Williams Q.C.


Type Value Notes Sources
Testament Will