Wedgwood, Josiah Clement, Baron

   British gentile Zionist. Wedgwood belonged to the famous Staffordshire pottery family and was a member of the House of Commons (Liberal then Labour) for thirty-six years until he became a peer in 1942. An outspoken Zionist supporter, he was influenced by JABOTINSKY and the Revisionist movement and criticized the Palestine policy of successive British governments. He advocated a Jewish State on both sides of the Jordan, as a self-governing member of the British Commonwealth, a concept worked out in his book, The Seventh Dominion (1928). In the early part of World War II, he supported the efforts of Jabotinsky and WEIZMANN to establish a Jewish brigade within the British army.

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  • WEDGWOOD, JOSIAH CLEMENT, FIRST BARON° — (1872–1943), British statesman and supporter of Zionism. Wedgwood was a member of the famous pottery family and was educated at Clifton College. He first worked as a naval architect and a military officer. He was a member of Parliament from 1906… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Wedgwood — Wedgwood, strictly Josiah Wedgwood and Sons , is a British pottery firm, originally founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, which in 1987 merged with Waterford Crystal, creating Waterford Wedgwood, the Ireland based luxury brands group. The company… …   Wikipedia

  • Baron Wedgwood — Baron Wedgwood, of Barlaston in the County of Stafford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1942 for the soldier and politician Josiah Wedgwood. He was the great great grandson of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the …   Wikipedia

  • Wedgwood (disambiguation) — Wedgwood is a British pottery firm.Wedgwood may also refer to:Places: * Wedgwood, Staffordshire * Wedgwood, Seattle, Washington, a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington * Wedgwood railway station, in Staffordshire, England.Josiah Wedgwood may refer …   Wikipedia

  • Josiah Wedgwood (disambiguation) — Josiah Wedgwood may refer to several men from the Wedgwood pottery dynasty:* Josiah Wedgwood, aka Josiah Wedgwood I (1730 ndash;1795), the famous potter. * Josiah Wedgwood II (1769 ndash;1843), son of Josiah I. * Josiah Wedgwood III (1795… …   Wikipedia

  • Clement Wedgwood — Clement Francis Wedgwood (25 February 1840 24 January 1889) partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm. The son of Francis Wedgwood and his wife Frances Mosley. He was a great grandson of the potter Josiah Wedgwood. He married Emily Catherine Rendel,… …   Wikipedia

  • Josiah Wedgwood, 1st Baron Wedgwood — Colonel Josiah Clement Wedgwood, 1st Baron Wedgwood, DSO sometimes referred to as Josiah Wedgwood IV (16 March 1872 ndash; 26 July 1943) was a British Liberal and Labour politician who served in government under Ramsay MacDonald. He was the great …   Wikipedia

  • Francis Hamilton Wedgwood — Francis Hamilton Frank Wedgwood (9 October 1867 29 October 1930) JP and High Sheriff was a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm.Wedgwood was the eldest son of Clement Wedgwood and Emily Catherine Rendel, daughter of the engineer James Meadows… …   Wikipedia

  • John Hamilton Wedgwood — Sir John Hamilton Wedgwood, 2nd Baronet TD (16 November 1907 9 December 1989), British politician and industrialist of John Wedgwood Sons Ltd fame.Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Wedgwood was the son of Sir Ralph Wedgwood, 1st Baronet and his wife… …   Wikipedia

  • Ralph Wedgwood — Sir Ralph Lewis Wedgwood, 1st Baronet CB CMG (2 March 1874 5 September 1956) was the Chief Officer of the London North Eastern Railway for 16 years from its inauguration in 1923. Also chairman of the wartime Railway Executive Committee from… …   Wikipedia

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