15. Appendix 3: A Short Who's Who of the Economic League

A SHORT WHO'S WHO OF THE ECONOMIC LEAGUE

In the course of its seventy years of operations the Economic League has attracted onto its central and regional councils a remarkable number of powerful and influential men. It has simply not been practical to provide even a modest curriculum vitae for each entry and if you would like to know more about those on the lists I can do no more than refer you to the standard reference sources: "Who's Who", "The Times Index", "Dictionary of Business Biography", "Dictionary of National Biography", professional and business registers, your local history library, and of course, in a number of cases, standard history texts.

The following list takes two historical snapshots of the membership of the Economic League's main governing bodies: in the mid 1920's and at the time of the formation of the Limited Company in 1951. "1925", "1926" or "1927" after a name indicates the first known date of appointment, in some cases it might be earlier. "1951" indicates that the person was a founding member of the Economic League Co Ltd. In between these dates a few names of possible interest have been added. "(MP)" indicates that a person served as a Member of Parliament at some stage of their career, although I am afraid it is possible I have overlooked a few of these.

To these names of, primarily historical, interest I have added the names of Central Council members from over fifteen years or so. The composition of the Central Council over its last five years is given in a separate list.

AIREY, SIR EDWIN Leeds 1926

ALLDAY, H. RUSSELL 1951

ALLEN, H. G. Central Council 1925

ALLEN, JOHN SANDEMAN (MP) Liverpool 1925

ANDREWES, E. D. E. Central Council 1972-1976 res 1977

ANDREWS, ARTHUR Central Council 1925

ANDREWS-JONES, D. Central Council 1984

APPLEBY, Capt WILLIAM Hon Treasurer, North East Coast 1933 1951

ARCHER, A. W. Leeds 1926

ARMSTRONG, Col. O. C.Central Council 1925

ASHWORTH, PETER E. Central Council 1982

ASTBURY, Commander A. W. (MP) Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

BAIN, F.W. Liverpool 1925

BAKER, J. ELLIS Central Council 1925

BALFOUR, SIR ARTHUR (LORD RIVERDALE) Founder, Sheffield executive 1926

BALLANTYNE, H. Liverpool & District Organiser, 1933

BARDSLEY, J. B. Sheffield 1926

BARKER, T. B. Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

BARNES, ARTHUR KENTISH Liverpool 1925

BARNET, WALTER Midlands 1925

BARRAN, Sir DAVID Central Council 1972-79 (resigned). President 1972/3

BATEMAN, Lieut. Col. C. M. Central Council 1925 Keighley 1926

BECKETT, Hon RUPERT Central Council 1925 Leeds (President) 1926

BENSON, E. R. Central Council 1925 Huddersfield (President) 1926

BEST, P. A. London exec ??????

BIDDER, Lieut. Col M. M. Central Council 1925 Leeds 1926 1927

BINNS, J. SPENCER Keighley 1926

BLAND, G. H. Hull executive 1925

BLENKINSOP, A. Sheffield 1926

BOOT, CHARLES Sheffield 1926

BRIDGE, Maj W. J. Central Council 1984

BRITTAIN, Sir HARRY (MP) 1951

BROCKLEHURST, E. S. Hull executive, 1925

BRODIE, Maj. THOMAS Central Council 1984 (Vice president)

BROOKES, Lord Raymond Brookes until 1975 Central Council 1972-77 resigned 1978

BROOKSBANK, W. Huddersfield & District Organiser, 1933.

BROWN, F.E. Huddersfield executive 1926

BROWN, PETER, BOSWELL Sheffield 1926

BUCHANAN, Colonel MAURICE B. 1951

BURRELL, F. H. Hull executive 1925

CAILLARD, VINCENT Central Council 1925

FBI CAMPBELL, The Hon ANGUS DUDLEY 1951

CANBY, Alderman THOMAS Huddersfield executive 1926

CAPRO, A. J. Sheffield 1926

CAREY, W. H. Nottinghamshire Committee 1927

CARLILE Central Council 1972-83 resigned 1984

CARTER, E. G. Central Council North East Area 1971-1978 died

CAYZER, Lord NICHOLAS Central Council 1972

CHADWICK, F. T. Leeds 1926

CHALLEN, Maj J. Lancashire & Cheshire 1927

CHAMBERLAIN Central Council 1976, 1977

CHAPPELL, E. P. Central Council 1977-79, resigned 1980

CHARLESWORTH, R. Sheffield 1926

CHEVERTON-BROWN, Alderman M. Hull 1925

CHILD, ALWYN Leeds 1925

CHORLEY, I. J. South Wales 1925

CHRIMES, WILLIAM BERTRAM Liverpool 1926

CLARK, Lieut. Col. EDWIN KITSON Leeds 1927

CLARK, HENRY North East Coast 1925

CLARK, W. Sheffield 1926

CLARKE, WILLIAM JOSEPH 1951

CLIVE, ROBERT Sheffield 1926

CLOUGH, HENRY S. Keighley President 1926

COATES, WILLIAM HENRY Central Council 1927

COGGAN, CHARLES Nottingham Treasurer 1927

COOKSON, CLIVE North East Coast 1925 1951

CORDINGLEY H. B. Keighley 1926

CORY, Sir CLIFFORD (MP) Central Council 1925, MP

COULL, JAMES Central Council 1987

CRAIG G. Leeds. Hudersfield 1926

CRAWFORD, ARCHIBALD National Director of Policy and Propaganda 1925/1926

CROWTHER, LAWRENCE Huddersfield 1926

DAWES, C. A. W. Central Council 1971-1982 died

DENISON, W. B.Leeds 1926

DENNISS, A. J. London 1925

DETTMER, JOHN STANLEY Central Council 1977-78, Vice President,

Director General

DIXON, EDWARD Sheffield, President. 1926 Central Council 1925

DOBSON, Col B. PAULIN Lancashire & Cheshire 1927

DOBSON, E. London 1925

DOCKER, FRANK DUDLEY Central Council 1925

DORMAN, ARTHUR North East Coast 1926

DOWDING, Lord Central Council 1984

DREW, W. NEWTON Sheffield 1926

DUNLOP, R. J. Central Council 1976-79 resigned 1980

EAGLESOME, Sir JOHN Leeds 1926

EARLE, S. G. T. Midlands 1926

EDWARDS, P. G. Central Council North East 1977 - President?

ELLIOTT Sheffield 1926

ELLIS, G. A. Huddersfield 1926

ELLIS, Sir WILLIAM HENRY Sheffield 1926

ELSE, H. C. Sheffield 1926

ERROLL, Lord Central Council 1977-83, resigned 1984

EVANS, J. ORMUND Midlands 1925

EVETTS, Lieut. Gen. Sir JOHN Central Council 1972-1976

FAHEY, D. Central Council 1983

FAIRER, Maj WALTER C. Lancashire & Cheshire 1927

FILDES, Sir HENRY (MP) Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

FINNEY, VICTOR HAROLD (MP) Area Officer Lancashire & Cheshire 1933

FIRKINS, BERTRAM JAMES 1951

FIRTH, Sir ALGERNON F. Central Council 1925

FIRTH, C. Central Council 1976-84 resigned 1985, died 1985

FLATHER, D. Sheffield 1926

FORD, Alderman H. GLOVER Nottingham General Committee

FORSTER, J. H. B. North East Coast 1925

FORSTER, WILLIAM Nottingham 1927

FORSTER, Maj W. Leeds. Midlands 1925

FOWLER, N. Central Council resigned 1976

FRASER, J. D. Central Council 1972-1974 resigned 1975

FREMANTLE, R. Central Council 1983

FRITH, HENRY Keighley 1927

GAINFORD, LORD President Central Council 1925, 1926 BBC, Mineowner, FBI etc

GAINSFORD, Maj A. J. Sheffield 1926

GARDNER, D. Central Council 1972-77

GEDDES, Sir AUKLAND C. Chairman 1925-26

GEE, PHILIP Central Council 1925

GIBB, MAURICE S. North East Coast 1925

GIBSON, FINALY A. Central Council 1925 South Wales 1925

GLADSTONE, ROBERT Liverpool 1925

GLYNN, J. P. R. Central Council 1973-78 resigned 1979

GOSLING, W. Hull 1925

GOULD P. Leeds. South Wales 1925,1926

GOULD J. C. Central Council 1925 James Childs? (MP)

GOW, MAXWELL HARPER Central Council 1984

GOWAN A. B. North East Coast 1925

GRAHAM, Sir WILLIAM South Wales 1925

GRAY, H. A. BENNIE Huddersfield 1926

GREENAWAY, P. D. C. Central Council 1983

GRESHAM, JOHN HORSLEY 1951

GRIEVE,,T.aR.rCentral Council11974-79

GRIMTHORPE, Lord Central Council 1972-8

GROVES, Col. JOHN EDWARD GRIMBLE Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

GWYNNE, NEVILE GWYN Central Council 1925

HADDON-GRANT, M. Central Council 1980-1983, 1984

HADFIELD, Sir ROBERT A. Central Council 1925

HALE, GRAHAM Central Council 1987

HAMILTON, C. A. C. Central Council 1976-1979 resigned 1980

HAMPTON, A. B. Central Council 1976, 1977- ?

HANN, EDMUND LAWRENCE South Wales 1925

HARDIE, H. D. S. Central Council 1980-1983, 1984

HARDING Central Council 1986

HARDISTY, A. H. Huddersfield 1926

HARPER, R. South Wales 1925

HARRISON, JOSEPH Lancashire & Cheshire 1925, 1926

HARTLEY, A. D. Keighley 1926

HEARD, ARTHUR W.South Wales 1925

HENDERSON-TATE, R. Chair, North Midlands 1965-71 Central Council 1965-71, died 1972

HENRY, Sir JOHN Central Council 1925

HEWLETT, Lord NW Region 1976-79 Central Council 1978/79

HEY, Col W. L. Central Council 1972-75

HICKINGBOTHAM Midlands 1925

HIDE, W. S. Vice Pres Hull 1925

HILL, E. J. London 1925

HIND, J. W. Nottingham

HINDE, W. E. South Wales 1925

HIRST, GEOFFREY A. N. (MP) Central Council 1934 to 1967

HITCH, W. P. Leeds 1927

HOARE, Col R. R. Joined early 1930's as regional director Lancs and Cheshire, DG 1945-1959 Central Council 1959-75

HOBHOUSE, Sir JOHN RICHARD 1951

HODGKIN, C. E. London 1925, 1926

HOLDEN-BROWN, Sir DERRICK Central Council 1975-82,

HOLLINGWORTH, H. Hudders 1926

HOPE, H. A. L. Central Council 1973-1976

HOULT, E. Sheffield 1926

HOWARTH, WILLIAM Bolton

HUDSON, Col CHARLES Hull 1925

HUDSON, R. Keighley 1926

HUGHES, Dr J. E. Central Council 1977

HULTON, Sir EDWARD Central Council 1925

HUNTER, E. C. C. Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

HUNTING, LINDSAY CLIVE Central Council 1975-1977

HURST, A. E. Midlands 1925

HURST, C. F. Central Council 1972-1977

HUTCHISON, Colonel JAMES R. H. (MP) 1951

IBBERSON, WILLIAM G. Central Council 1972-1977

IMPEY, FRANK Midlands

INVERNAIRN, Lord Central CouncilI1925e (MP) until 1933) 1951

JACKSON, C. F. Midlands 1926

JAKEMAN, H. F. 1986

JENKINS, EDGAR J. Sheffield 1926

JOEL, HENRY F. London 1925

JOHNSON, J. A. Leeds 1927

JONES, J. A. Leeds 1927

JONES, TREVOR S.South Wales 1925

JONES, Sir WALTER BENYON 1951

KELLY, R. C. Central Council 1925

KEYS, D. Central Council 1980-84

KILNER, ERNEST R. 1951

KING, NEWMAN Keighley 1926

KING, THOMAS London 1926

KITSON, H. H. Leeds 1927

KITSON, LIONEL Central Council 1927

LAMBERT, E. C. Vice Pres Hull 1925

LAWRENCE, A. LYNDEN London 1925

LEAN, G. ALISTAIR Central Council 1982

LEATHER, HARRY DOUGLAS 1951

LEDBURY, R. E. Midlands 1925, 1926

LEE, Lieut Col A. N. Sheffield 1926

LEE, A. S. Sheffield 1926

LEE, W(ILLIAM) A(LEXANDER) Central Council 1925, 1951

LEIGH, PERCIVAL Leeds 1927

LEWIS, HUGH Liverpool 1926

LILLIE, C. W. Leeds 1927

LINEHAM, S. Leeds 1927

LINTON, C. E. Sheffield 1926

LITTLE, DAVID Leeds 1926

LLOYD, M. C.Central Council 1972

LONGBOTTOM, Sir Benjamin Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

LOW, A. P. Central Council 1972

MABBOTT, H. E. D. Central Council 1927, Chair in late 30's Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

MACASKIE, T. S. Leeds 1927

MacDONAL, A. R. Secretary of West of Scotland (?)

MACHIN, Sir STANLEY London 1925

MacKAY, J. Sheffield

MacKENZIE, Dr A. Central Council 1927 Leeds 1926

MACLEAN, Sir ROBERT Central Council 1973-1983, Vice President 1977-83

MACLEOD, D. Central Council 1974-1983

MacPHERSON, Maj W. W. Leeds 1927

MALCOLM, Sir MICHAEL Central Council 1952-75 (died) Scotland, Later Central Council

MANDER, Capt. H. VIVIAN Midland Counties 1926

MANNION Maj F. O. Organiser Nottingham 1933

MANVILLE, Sir EDWARD Central Council 1925 FBI etc

MARJORIBANKS, D. S. North East Coast 1925

MARSHAL-ANDREW, DUCAN P. Central Council 1982

MARTIN, D. S. Central Council 1976-1978

MATTHEWS, VICTOR C. Central Council 1975-80 Enobled 1980(1981?)

MATTHEY, HAY INGHAM Central Council 1972-1981, President 1980

MAXWELL Brig Gen A. TREASURER 1925

MAY, JAMES Leeds 1927

McCASKIE, N. Huddersfield 1926

McGOWAN, Sir HARRY (Later Lord) Central Council 1925

McCRAITH, Sir DOUGLAS Nottingham 1927

McMURTRIE, R. P. L. Central Council 1977-1980

MEWTON, W. H. South Wales 1925

MILES, JAMES Central Council 1925 South Wales 1925

MILLS, JOHN L. Central Council (Co-opted) 1983, Central Council 1984

MINNS, ANTHONY E. Central Council 1952-74 (died) member of the EL Executive FinanceCommittee (est. 1956), later called the Policy-Finance Committee.

MOIR, N. R. M. Central Council 1972-73

MONGOMERRY, Maj Gen Sir R. A. Kerr North East Coast 1925

MORGAN, Sir HERBERT Central Council 1925

MOULD, A. N. Central Council 1972-1975

MOWAT, M. J. Sheffield 1926

MULLER, P. MAXWELL London 1925

MURRAY, Sir ALAISTER Central Council 1958-1973 (died) Chair Scotland 1958-1969, Pres Scotland 1969-1973

MUSPRATT, SIR MAX Central Council 1925 Chair Liverpool 1925

NALL, SIR MICHAEL Central Council 1983-

NEAL, Sir LEONARD Central Council 1977-1980

NELSON, G(EORGE) H(ORATIO) Sheffield 1926

NEWSHOLME, N. R. Keighley 1926

NICHOLSON, FRANK North East Coast 1925

NICHOLSON, J. L. London 1925

NICHOLSON, S. T. Hull 1925

NIMMO, Sir ADAM Central Council 1925

NOBLE, Sir SAXTON WILLIAM Central Council 1925

OLDHAM, Sir ERNEST FITZJOHN London 1925, 1926

OLIPHANT, M. D. Central Council 1972-1973

ORCHARD, LAWRENCE W. Central Council 1975-77

ORMEROYD, JOHN Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

OSBORN, S. Sheffield 1926

PALMER, W. Leeds + District Organiser 1933

PARKES, J. J. Central Council 1972-76

PARSONS, JIMSON Central Council 1975-

PEARCE, H. Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

PEARSON, PETER L. H. Central Council 1985

PEASE, REGINALD North East Coast 1925

PEPPER, SYDNEY L. Midland Counties Counties Organiser 1933

PORTWAY, J. H. Leeds 1927

PRAIN, J. MURRAY Central Council 1972-74

PRENTICE, G. Liverpool 1926

PRICE, N. G. Central Council 1977-79

PRIESTMAN, FRANCIS North East Coast 1925

PRITCHARD, F. E. Liverpool 1925

PUTNAM, Sir THOMAS North East Coast 1925

RAWORTH, R. B. Central Council 1974-83

REA, EDWARD Central Council 1985- President South Wales

REDDISH, HALFORD WALTER LUPTON 1951, Central Council 19??-1976, Vice President, Died 1977

REED, EDWARD 1951

REE, Dr ALFRED Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

REES, D. MORGAN South Wales 1925

REYNOLDS, Sir JAMES P. Central Council 1926 Liverpool 1925

REYNOLDS, R. C. Lancashire & Cheshire 1927

RHODES, D. Keighley 1926

RHODES, R. E. Hull 1925

RIMMER, Lieut. Col. EDWARD Liverpool 1925

RITSON, Lieut. Col. W. H. North East Coast 1925

ROBERTSON, Dr A. Central Council (co-opted) 1983, Central Council 1984-

ROBINSON, G. FOX Central Council 1925 Hull 1925

ROBINSON, THOM Central Council 1987-1989

ROBSON, Maj P. Hull 1925

ROCHDALE, The Rt Hon Lord (George Kemp until 1913) 1951, Central Council ?-1977, Vice President

ROGER, R. North East Coast 1925

ROGERS, Sir HALLEWELL Central Council 1925

ROGERS, T. G. PARRY Central Council 1982

ROPNER, Col. LEONARD (MP) North East Coast (Tees/Hartlepool) 1925

ROSE, Group Capt A. D. Central Council 1972-1974

ROSS, MORTON Central Council 1980-1983

ROSS, P. Hull 1925

ROWLES, RONALD R. Central Council 1983

RUDOLF, J. P. Liverpool 1926

RUNCIMAN, The Rt Hon The Viscount (Walter Runciman until 1937) 1951, Central Council ?-1977,(Vice President until 1937)

RUNDGE, C. D. Central Council 1986

RUSHTON, Sir ARNOLD Liverpool 1925

RUSHWORTH, A. E. Huddersfield 1926

RUST, H. L. Sheffield 1926

SADLER, STANLEY North East Coast 1925

SANDERS, A. W. Midland Counties

SANDERSON, Col OSWALD Vice pres. Hull 1925, 1926

SANDFORD, LEONARD R. London & District organiser & General

Secretary 1933 Joint Orgn (With J. B. White) of South of England

SARGEANT, W. H. Secretary of Sheffield & District 1933

SAVILL, PETER Director General -1985, Central Council 1986 -

SENIOR, A. Sheffield 1926

SHERMAN, FRANK Central Council 1925 Chair of South Wales 1925

SIMPSON, J. F. Central Council 1972-1983

SKELTON, W. S. Sheffield 1926

SMITH, CLARENCE, D. North East Coast 1925

SMITH, LAUNCELOT E(USTACE) Central Council 1925 Chair North East Coast 1925

SMITHERS, Sir WALDRON (MP) 1951

SOUTHERN, FRANK Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

SPEIR, Sir RUPERT Central Council 1972-1976

SPENS, Colonel HUGH BAIRD 1951

SPICER, DOUGLAS London 1925

STACEY, Capt. Liverpool 1925

STANYARD, ALFRED J. 1951

STEVENS,OLtPColonelLT.SHARRY1G. 1951

STOCKWELL Leeds 1926

STUART, LORD COLUMN CHRICHON (MP) South Wales 1925

SUMMERS, HUNTER North East Coast 1925

SWAN, E. Liverpool 1925

SYKES, Lieut. Col. Sir ALAN J. (MP) Central Council 1925

Lancashire & Cheshire 1925(president)

SYKES, CHARLES D. Midland Counties 1925

TATE, H. SAXON Central Council 1973-83, Chairman (?) 76-82

TERRY, Alderman CHARLES 1951

THOMPSON, Capt. J. D. Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

THOMPSTONE, W. G. Central Council 1973-1975

THORLEY, Sir GERALD Central Council 1973-198?, 1980-? President

TILLING, R. M. London 1925

TOOSEY, Sir PHILIP J. Central Council 1960-1976 (died).

Liverpool& District

TOUCHE, Sir ANTHONY G. Central Council 1975-?

TURNER, ERIC Central Council 1965-1980 (died), Chair Policy & Finance Committee 1967-1972, Chair of Investment Sub-committee formed in 1977

UNDERWOOD, Alderman EDUMUND G. Nottingham 1927 1951

UNWIN, M. E. Sheffield 1926

VINE, NORMAN D. Leeds 1927

VINES, ADOLPH London 1925 1951

VINES, M. Central Council 1972-1975

VOGEL, JULIUS, L. F. Liverpool 1925

VYLE, GILBERT C. Central Council 1925 Chair Midland Counties 1925

WAGSTAFFE, F. F. Keighley 1926

WARHAM, RIDLEY North East Coast 1925

WARNER, J. B. Nottingham 1927

WEBBER, ROBERT J. South Wales 1925

WEDGEWOOD, A. Lancashire & Cheshire 1925

WEST, Sir HAROLD 1951

WHITEHOUSE, B. J. Central Council 1985-

WHITEHOUSE, W. H. London 1925

WHITFIELD, F. Huddersfield 1926

WILKINS, R. H. Central Council 1972-78, Vice Pres 1975?

WILLAN, ROBERT M. Central Council 1982-??, North West

WILLANS, G. C. H.Huddersfield 1926

WILLEY, Lieut. Col the hon FRANCIS VERNON (MP) (Baron Barnby from 1929) Central Council 1925

WILLIAMS, LLEWELLYN Lancashire & Cheshire 1927

WILLIAMS, D. R. H. Huddersfield 1926

WILLIAMSON Col R. S. Midland counties 1926

WILSON, E. London 1925, 1926 1927(chair)

WOOD, Sir ARTHUR N. L. North East Coast 1925

WOODHOUSE, Sir PERCY Lancashire & Cheshire 1927

WRATHALL, J. Keighley 1927