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Frank Meyer, ca 1910, by Glyn Philpot

Sir Frank Cecil Meyer, 2nd Baronet (7 May 1886 – 19 October 1935)[1][2] was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician.


Personal lifeEdit

Frank Meyer with his mother and sister, painting by John Singer Sargent, 1896

The son of German-born businessman Sir Carl and Adele Meyer, Meyer was also successful in business, becoming vice-chairman of the De Beers diamond cartel.[1] He was educated at New College, Oxford and served in the First World War with the Essex Yeomanry and the Signal Corps, being mentioned in dispatches.[1][2] He was elected as MP for Great Yarmouth in 1924, but lost his seat in 1929. His son, Anthony Meyer, was also a Conservative MP. Anthony Meyer inherited his father's title at the age of fifteen when Frank Meyer died in a hunting accident.[3]


At the 1924 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, defeating the Liberal MP Sir Arthur Harbord. Harbord retook the seat at the 1929 general election, and Meyer never re-entered Parliament.


Coat of arms of Sir Frank Meyer, 2nd Baronet
A cock sable armed combed and wattled Or holding in the dexter claw a key as in the arms.
Sable a key wards downwards Or between four bezants.
Rast Ich Rost Ich [4]


  1. ^ a b c "Sir Frank Meyer". The Times. London, England: Times Newspapers Limited (47200): 16. 21 October 1935. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "MEYER, Sir Frank Cecil". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  3. ^ Roth, Andrew (8 January 2005). "Sir Anthony Meyer". The Guardian. London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  4. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 1936.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Harbord
Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Harbord
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Carl Meyer
Meyer Baronets
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Meyer