Edward Iliffe, 1st Baron Iliffe
The Lord Iliffe
|Member of Parliament for Tamworth|
|Preceded by||Percy Newson|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Steel-Maitland|
Edward Mauger Iliffe
17 May 1877
|Died||25 July 1960 83) (aged|
Iliffe was the son of William Isaac Iliffe (1843–1917), a printer and Justice of the Peace, of Allesley near Coventry. His father, associated with Henry Sturmey, founded early publications on the motor industry and cycling. His father also founded the Coventry Evening Telegraph, which Edward began working on at age 17.
After his father died in 1917, he and his brother expanded the business and Edward ultimately became president and the principal proprietor of the Birmingham Post and the Birmingham Mail and owner of the Coventry Evening Telegraph and the Cambridge Daily News. Iliffe was also Chairman of Iliffe & Sons, a Director of London Insurance and a Member of Lloyd's as well as Deputy Chairman of Allied Newspapers Ltd. He was also part owner of The Daily Telegraph together with Lord Camrose and Lord Kemsley (a partnership dissolved in 1937).
Member of Parliament
Public service and honours
During the First World War, Iliffe was Controller of the Machine Tool Department at the Ministry of Munitions. For this service he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1918 Birthday Honours.
He worked with the Association of the British Chambers of Commerce for many years and was the president of the association in 1932.
During the Second World War, he served as chairman of the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Appeal and helped raise more than £50 million, for which he was promoted to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1946.
Iliffe also served as president of the Trustees of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from 1933 to 1958, and president of the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain from 1945 to 1959.
Iliffe married Charlotte, daughter of Henry Gilding, in 1902, and they had a son and a daughter. He died in July 1960 in London, aged 83, and was succeeded in the barony by his son, Langton.