Geoffrey Isidore Charles Marchand MA (Cantab) CBE JP (1888-1965)

President, Cambridge University Liberal Club, 1910

From his final Who’s Who entry:

MARCHAND, Geoffrey Isidore Charles, C.B.E. 1949 ; J.P. (Herts and Middx.) 1951 ; b. 1888 ; s. of Isidore Henry Alphonse Marchand M.B.E., C.A. Herts, J.P. Herts and Middx., and Anne Jane Marchand ; m. 1st, 1913, Elsie Mary Russell-Smith (d.1945) ; 2nd, 1948, Mary Ursula Atkins ; no c. Educ.: Aldenham ; St. John’s College, Cambridge (M.A. 1912). Sec., Children’s County Holiday Fund, 1912-14 ; served European War, 1914-19, R.A. ; France, Salonika, Palestine rank of Major ; Deputy Mil. Sec. to F.M. Allenby, actg. Lt.-Col. (despatches) ; actg. Principal, Min. of Labour , Industrial Councils Div., 1919-20 ; Personal Asst. to Man. Dir. British Glass Industries Ltd., 1920-25 ; founded Glass Manufacturers’ Fed., Director 1925-49 ; Member: Bd. of Governors, Pottery and Glass Trades Benevolent Instn., 1923-49 ; Fellow, Soc. of Glass Technology, Pres. 1946-49. Dep. Chm. Nat. Youth Employment Council, 1946-65 ; Vice-Chairman, National Dock Labour Board, 1951-53 ; Adviser on Professional Studies, British Institute of Management, 1951-53, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Industrial Administration, 1952-53. Ex-Vice-Chairman, Roy. Coll. of Art. Chm. Reg. Advisory Council for Higher Technological Education for London and Home Counties ; Member : Employers’ Panel, Nat. Arbitration Tribunal  and Industrial Disputes Tribunal ; Sen. Employers’ Assessor, Nat. Service Hardship Appeal Court ; Reinstatement in Civil Employment Appeal Court ; various Govt. committees. F.I.A.A., Chm., 1943-46, Vice-President 1946 ; associated with British Employers’ Confed. and F.B.I., 1922-49 ; frequently Employers’  rep. at Internat. Lab. Confs., Geneva, etc., 1924-45; Member, E. Barnet Urban D.C., 1927-38 and 1943-46, Chm. 1935. ”

As implied by his chairmanship of East Barnet council, he was a Conservative in later years.

Died 5 February 1965


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