Edmund Davies, Baron Edmund-Davies


The Lord Edmund-Davies

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Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1981 – 1 October 1974
Personal details
Born15 July 1906
Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales
Died26 December 1992(1992-12-26) (aged 86)

Herbert Edmund Edmund-Davies, Baron Edmund-Davies of Aberpennar, PC (15 July 1906 – 26 December 1992) was a British judge.

Early life and career

Born Herbert Edmund Davies at Mountain Ash (Welsh: Aberpennar), Glamorgan (now in Rhondda Cynon Taf), Wales, he was the third son of Morgan John Davies and Elizabeth Maud Edmunds. Davies was educated at Mountain Ash Grammar School, King's College London and Exeter College, Oxford, where he received the Vinerian Scholarship. Called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1929, he worked as examiner and lecturer at the London School of Economics in 1930 and 1931. During the Second World War, he served in the Army Officers' Emergency Reserve and in the Royal Welch Fusiliers.[1] He was Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil from 1942 to 1944, of Swansea from 1944 to 1953 and of Cardiff from 1953 to 1958. Between 1953 and 1964, Davies was chairman of the Denbighshire Quarter Sessions.

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