George Broadbridge, 1st Baron Broadbridge

George Thomas Broadbridge, 1st Baron Broadbridge, KCVO, FRGS, FCIS (13 February 1869 – 17 April 1952),[1] was a British Conservative Party politician, most prominently in the City of London.

Broadbridge was sometime Alderman of the Candlewick Ward of the City and then Sheriff of the City of London from 1933 to 1934 and became Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners that year. He then became Lord Mayor of London in 1936 and on leaving that office a year later, was created a baronet.

He was elected unopposed as Member of Parliament (MP) for the City of London at a by-election in April 1938,[2] and held the seat until September 1945 when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Broadbridge.[3] On his death in 1952, he was succeeded in the title by his son Eric.

Courtyard of Lichfield Court

In 1933, he acquired a Queen Anne building, Lichfield House, in Richmond which he demolished and replaced by two blocks of flats, Lichfield Court, totalling 211 flats in all. These were built in the Art Deco style and are now Grade II listed.[4]

ArmsEdit

Coat of arms of George Broadbridge, 1st Baron Broadbridge
Crest
A dolphin hauriant Argent between two gilly-flowers Gules slipped and leaved Vert.
Escutcheon
Gules in chief two pens in saltire and in base over water a stone bridge of a single span embattled Proper.
Supporters
On either side a dolphin Proper charged with a sword erect Gules.
Motto
Industria Et Perseverantia (By Industry & Perseverance)[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 14. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  3. ^ Peerages: B, part 5, Leigh Rayment's Peerage pages
  4. ^ Lichfield Court
  5. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2019.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for City of London
19381945
With: Sir Alan Anderson to 1940
Sir Andrew Duncan from 1940
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Broadbridge
1945–1952
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Wargrave Place)
1937–1952
Succeeded by