Saturday, August 21, 2021

3rd and last Viscount Simon 1940-2021

 The Viscount Simon, third and last holder of the peerage, died 15 August, 2021. He was 81.

Lord Simon, a Labour peer, was a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and was elected to the upper house in 1999.

His grandfather, Sir John Simon, 1st Viscount, was Foreign Secretary, 1931-35, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1937-40, and Lord Chancellor 1940-45.

Jan David Simon was born 20 July, 1940, son of the 2nd Viscount Simon [1902-93], and his wife the former Christie Hunt [who died 6 Feb, 2000], and he succeeded to the viscountcy [created in 1940], on the demise of his father, 1993.

He married 26 April, 1929, Mary Elizabeth Burns [died 14 Nov, 2020, aged 83], daughter of John Joseph Burns, by whom he had a daughter, the Hon Fiona Elizabeth Simon [born 15 May, 1971].

The peerage now becomes extinct.


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