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Sir Henry Stephenson, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Kenyon Stephenson, 1st Baronet DSO (16 August 1865 – 20 September 1947[1]) was a British Liberal politician and businessman. His father was Henry Stephenson.

Stephenson was born into a family of Typefounders in Sheffield. He became the Chairman and Managing Director of Stephenson, Blake & Co Ltd, (1927)[2] and later the Chair of the Sheffield Gas Company.[3] He became the Treasurer of the University College of Sheffield, and later the first Treasurer of its successor, the University of Sheffield.[4]

Stephenson joined the Liberal Party and was elected to Sheffield City Council, becoming Lord Mayor in 1908–09 and again in 1910–11. In 1910, he also became the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, succeeding Sir Frederick Mappin. At the 1918 general election, he became the first Member of Parliament for the Sheffield Park constituency, holding the seat as a National Liberal in 1922, but dropping to a distant third place in 1923. He served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1932.

Stephenson became a Lieutenant-Colonel in World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He also served as Master Cutler in 1919 and later retired to Hassop Hall.[3] In 1936 he was created a Baronet, of Hassop Hall in the County of Derby.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
  2. ^ Book: Printing Types composing room equipment condensed edition Stephenson, Blake & Co, Ltd 1927, The letter foundry Sheffield England – Lt.-Col. H. K. Stephenson, D.S.O., D.L.,J.P., Chairman
  3. ^ a b Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British MPs: Volume III, 1919–1945
  4. ^ Charter of Incorporation Archived 2 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine, University of Sheffield

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Sheffield Park
19181923
Succeeded by
Richard Storry Deans
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hassop Hall)
1936–1947
Succeeded by
Henry Francis Blake Stephenson