Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st
1 Early life and education
2 Business career
3 Political career
Early life and education
Mond was born in Farnworth, Widnes, Lancashire, England, the younger
son of Ludwig Mond, a chemist and industrialist who had emigrated from
Germany, and his wife Frieda, née Löwenthal, both of Jewish
extraction. He was educated at
Statue of Lord Melchett at Tel Mond, Israel
The Iconoclast Sir Alfred Mond: "I'm sorry to have to disturb Your Majesty, but, owing to the shortage of sites—" George III: "Shortage of sights, indeed!" Cartoon from Punch magazine, 18 August 1920.
Mond's father had bequeathed a collection of old master paintings to
the National Gallery and Alfred provided housing for them in 1924. In
1929 he provided land in Chelsea for the Chelsea Health Society.
He first visited Palestine in 1921 with Chaim Weizmann and
subsequently became an enthusiastic Zionist, contributing money to the
Jewish Colonization Corporation for Palestine and writing for Zionist
publications. He became President of the British Zionist Foundation
and made financial contributions to Zionist causes. He was the first
President of the Technion in 1925. Melchett founded the town of
Tel Mond, now in Israel. Melchett also started building what is
now one of the few private houses on the shore of the Sea of Galilee,
now known as Villa Melchett.
Industry and Politics (1927) Imperial Economic Unity (1930)
Literary references Mond is mentioned in T. S. Eliot's 1920 poem A Cooking Egg. He is also widely considered to be the inspiration behind Mustapha Mond, one of the ten world controllers in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World. Coat of arms
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^ ICI's first chairman Sir Alfred Mond, Picture Stockton, retrieved 25
June 2007 [permanent dead link]
^ Bolitho, Alfred Mond: First Lord Melchett; Carmarthen Record Office,
^ "No. 28400". The London Gazette. 26 July 1910.
^ "No. 29728". The London Gazette. 13 June 1913. p. 4187.
^ "No. 33395". The London Gazette. 19 June 1928. p. 4180.
^ Weintraub, Bob, Alfred Mond (Lord Melchett): Great Zionist Leader,
Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alfred Mond
Portraits of Alfred Mond, 1st
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Robert Yerburgh Member of Parliament for Chester 1906–1910 Succeeded by Robert Yerburgh
Preceded by Sir George Newnes, Bt Member of Parliament for Swansea 1910–1918 Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Swansea West 1918–1923 Succeeded by Howel Walter Samuel
Preceded by Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith, Bt Member of Parliament for Carmarthen 1924–1928 Succeeded by William Nathaniel Jones
Preceded by Lewis Vernon Harcourt First Commissioner of Works 1916–1921 Succeeded by The Earl of Crawford
Preceded by Christopher Addison Minister of Health 1921–1922 Succeeded by Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen
Peerage of the United Kingdom
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Chairmen of Imperial Chemical Industries
Lord Melchett (1926–1930) Lord McGowan (1930–1950) Lord Fleck (1953–1960) Sir Paul Chambers (1960–1968) Sir Peter Allen (1968–1971) Sir Jack Callard (1971–1975) Sir Rowland Wright (1975-1978) Sir Maurice Hodgson (1978-1982) Sir John Harvey-Jones (1982–1987) Sir Denys Henderson (1987–1995) Sir Ronnie Hampel (1995–1999) Charles Miller Smith (1999–2001) Lord Trotman (2002–2003) Peter Ellwood (2004–2008)
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Secretaries of State for Health
Ministers of Health
Christopher Addison Alfred Mond Arthur Griffith-Boscawen Neville Chamberlain William Joynson-Hicks John Wheatley Neville Chamberlain Arthur Greenwood Neville Chamberlain Edward Hilton Young Kingsley Wood Walter Elliot Malcolm MacDonald Ernest Brown Henry Willink Aneurin Bevan Hilary Marquand Harry Crookshank Iain Macleod Robin Turton Dennis Vosper Derek Walker-Smith Enoch Powell Anthony Barber Kenneth Robinson
Secretaries of State for Social Services
Richard Crossman Sir Keith Joseph Barbara Castle David Ennals Patrick Jenkin Norman Fowler John Moore
Secretaries of State for Health
Kenneth Clarke William Waldegrave Virginia Bottomley Stephen Dorrell Frank Dobson Alan Milburn John Reid Patricia Hewitt Alan Johnson Andy Burnham Andrew Lansley Jeremy Hunt
Secretaries of State for Health and Social Care
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