Gilbert Granville Sharp QC (1894-1968)
Secretary, Cambridge University Liberal Club, 1919-20
President, Cambridge University Liberal Club, 1920-1
President, Cambridge Union Society, Easter 1921
From his obituary in The Times, 4 November 1968, page 10:
“Mr. Gilbert Granville Sharp, Q.C., a former justice of appeal in Ghana, and a Commissioner in the Crown Courts, Manchester, since 1963, and in Liverpool, since 1965, died on [1 November 1968] at the age of 74.
“In 1959 he headed the commission which inquird into allegations of revolutionary conspiracy made against two Opposition M.P.s in Ghana…Granville Sharp, who had been appointed a Juustice of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 1957, retired in 1961.
“Sharp was an active member of the Liberal Party; he was a parliamentary candidate six times, was on the council of the Liberal Party Organization, and was chairman of the Stroud divisional Liberal Party. He stood as a Liberal against Winston Churchill in three elections at Epping…
“Sharp, who was Recorder of King’s Lynn, 1943-57, took Silk in 1948. He was born in Mafeking in 1894 where his father was a Methodist missionary. After foru years’ military service in the First World War, he went back to Cambridge where he became president of the University Liberal Club in 1921. He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple the same year. From 1946 to 1948 he was a member of the Bar Council and sat on the Royal Commission of the Press, 1947-49.”