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Thomas Royden

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Thomas Royden (1871-1950) of Cunard Steam Ship Co

Thomas Royden, 1st Baron Royden (22 May 1871 – 6 November 1950) was an English businessman and Conservative Party politician.

He was the son of Sir Thomas Royden, 1st Baronet (1831–1917), a Conservative politician and head of the Thomas Royden and Sons shipping company. The younger Thomas inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1917, went on to become chairman of the Cunard Line.

He was elected at the 1918 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bootle, having stood as a Coalition Conservative (a holder of the "coalition coupon" issued to candidates supporting of the Conservative-Liberal Party coalition government. He did not stand for re-election in 1922.

He was made a Companion of Honour in 1919, and ennobled in 1944 as Baron Royden

1950 Obituary [1]

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