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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Baron Simon of Glaisdale, PC

The Baron Simon of Glaisdale, PC, who died 7 May, 2006, aged 95, as Jocelyn Edward Salis Simon was Conservative MP for Middlesbrough, 1951-62, Financial Secretary to the Treasury in Macmillan's Administration, 1958-59, and Solicitor-General, 1959-62; Knighted in 1959; sworn of the Privy Council in 1961; President of Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Div of the High Court, 1962-71; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1971-77; created a life Baron in 1971 as Baron Simon of Glaisdale, of Glaisdale in the North Riding of York; married twice, is survived by his 2nd wife, the former Fay Elizabeth Leicester Pearson, by whom he had issue. He was b. 15 Jan 1911..... He was the last surviving person to have been appointed a King's Counsel...all living QCs have been appointed in the present reign....

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 May 2006

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