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Davison Dalziel

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Davison Alexander Dalziel (1854-1928) was chairman of the Pullman Co and later the owner

Davison Alexander Dalziel, 1st Baron Dalziel of Wooler (17 October 1852 – 18 April 1928), known as Sir Davison Dalziel, Bt, between 1919 and 1928, was a British newspaper owner and Conservative Party politician. He sat in the House of Commons between 1910 and 1927, before a brief period in the House of Lords.

Dalziel was the youngest son of Davison Octavian Dalziel

Dalziel moved to New South Wales to work as a journalist for the Sydney Echo. He also spent several years in the United States in the management department of various newspapers, and when he returned to England in 1890 he set up his own business, Dalziel's News Agency.

1906 he formed the General Motor Cab Co Ltd

At the January 1910 general election he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brixton, holding the seat until his defeat at the 1923 general election.

With partners he bought controlling stakes in The Standard and Evening Standard newspapers in 1910.

1915 Acquired a controlling interest in the Pall Mall Gazette.

He sold off his newspaper interests to further his work in the travel industry, setting up several companies including the Pullman Car Company and the International Sleeping Car Share Trust Ltd.

1919 created a Baronet.

He regained the Brixton seat in 1924, and held it for a further three years until his resignation from the House of Commons on 9 June 1927, by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.

He was then was raised to the peerage as Baron Dalziel of Wooler, of Wooler in the County of Northumberland.

Lord Dalziel of Wooler married Harriet, daughter of J. G. Dunning, in 1876.

He died on 18 April 1928, aged 73, when the baronetcy and barony became extinct

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Chris de Winter Hebron, 50 Famous Railwaymen, 2005
  • Wikipedia
  • Biography of David Alexander, Dalziel, ODNB