Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood

British politician (1870–1948) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thomas Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood, PC, KC (7 February 1870 – 10 September 1948), known as Sir Hamar Greenwood, 1st Baronet between 1915 and 1929, was a Canadian-born British lawyer and politician. He served as the last Chief Secretary for Ireland between 1920 and 1922 and is associated with the activities of the Black and Tans in Ireland. Both his sons died unmarried meaning that the title of Viscount Greenwood became extinct in 2003.

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Chief Secretary for Ireland
In office
2 April 1920  19 October 1922
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded byIan Macpherson
Succeeded byOffice abolished - replaced by Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State
Secretary for Overseas Trade
In office
1919–1920
Board Pres.Sir Auckland Geddes
Preceded bySir Arthur Steel-Maitland
Succeeded byF. G. Kellaway
Member of Parliament
for York
In office
8 February 1906  10 January 1910
Serving with Denison Faber
Preceded byJohn Butcher
Denison Faber
Succeeded byArnold Stephenson Rowntree
John Butcher
Personal details
Born7 February 1870 (1870-02-07)
Whitby, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
Died10 September 1948(1948-09-10) (aged 78)
London, Middlesex, England
NationalityCanadian
British
Political partyLiberal
Conservative
Spouse
Margery Spencer (1886–1968)
(m. 1911)
Children4; including Angela
EducationUniversity of Toronto
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Lady Greenwood in 1918

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