Samuel Segal, Baron Segal
Samuel Segal was the son of Moshe Zvi Segal and the elder brother of Judah Segal. He was born at Oxford in April 1902 to a Jewish household, and moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1909 with his family. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, Jesus College, Oxford (Exhibitioner; Honorary Fellow, 1966), and Westminster Hospital (Scholar).
Following the start of World War II, he joined RAFVR Medical Branch, October 1939. He served in Aden 1940, Western Desert 1941, Syrian Campaign 1941. He was attached to the Greek Air Force, 1941; Squadron Leader, 1942; Senior Medical Officer RAF Naval Co-operation Group in Mediterranean, 1942. He was on the Headquarters Staff Middle East, 1943–44 and the Air Ministry Medical Staff, 1944–45.
He was a regional medical officer for the Ministry of Health, 1951–62.
After unsuccessfully fighting the Tynemouth seat at the 1935 general election, he was stood again unsuccessfully at the Birmingham Aston by-election in May 1939. However, at the 1945 general election he was elected for Preston.
He advised Aneurin Bevan on the attitudes of medical practitioners to the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. He spoke against Government policy in Palestine and in favour of the creation of Israel.
On 18 December 1964, he was created a life peer as Baron Segal, of Wytham in the Royal County of Berkshire. In the House of Lords he was Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of Committees from 1973–82.
Lord Segal was chairman of the British Association for the Retarded, the National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children (now Mencap), the Anglo-Israel Association and the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Association. He was a governor of Carmel College, and life governor of Manchester College.
- Who's Who
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Segal, Ben (1993) Sam: Lord Segal of Wytham, 1902-1985: a memoir. (Privately published pamphlet.)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Samuel Segal
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With: John Sunderland, to 1946
Edward Shackleton, 1946–1950