Frank Goldsmith

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Frank Goldsmith

British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament from 1910 to 1918 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1878.

Countries: United Kingdom (50%), Ireland (17%), Europe (17%)

Main connections: George Bernard Shaw, Conservative Party (UK), Suffolk

Linked to: Conservative Party, Municipal Reform Party, Progressive Party, University of Oxford




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Frank Goldsmith was born in 1878 add something


"'Francis Benedict Hyam Goldsmith"' was a British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament from 1910 to 1918 add something


Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, he gained an honours degree in law and was called to Bar by the Inner Temple in 1902 add something


In 1903 he was elected to Westminster City Council, remaining a member for four years add something


From 1904 to 1910 Goldsmith was active on many committees showing great interest in education and special schooling, becoming whip of the Municipal Reform Party add something


In 1904 he was elected a member of London County Council representing St Pancras South with W.H.H. Gastrell as municipal reformers, having defeated both George Bernard Shaw and Sir William Geary, who were standing as Progressives add something


He was gazetted a lieutenant in the Suffolk Yeomanry in 1908 add something


Although remaining an MP until 1918, his political career was ended by anti-German hysteria during World War I add something


He married Marcelle Moullier in June 1929 add something

Frank Goldsmith died in 1967 add something


He died in Paris on 14 February 1967, leaving a widow and two sons, Edward Goldsmith, an environmentalist and eco-philosopher, and James Goldsmith, businessman and founder of the Euro-sceptic Referendum Party add something


His grandson, Zac Goldsmith, was a Conservative MP from 2010 until his resignation in 2016 add something