Hamar Greenwood, 1920
The Illustrated London News, 4 December 1920

The Illustrated London News
Media Type:
Item Type:
A black and white photograph of Hamar Greenwood.
Thomas Hamar Greenwood (1870-1948) was born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada on February 7, 1870, son of John Hamar Greenwood, Mayor of Whitby from 1872-1875 and 1883. He changed his name to Hamar Greenwood. He was leader of the boys at Whitby Collegiate Institute in 1887 and in 1895, was a leader of a student strike at the University of Toronto along with William Lyon Mackenzie King. After working for the Ontario Department of Agriculture, and as a teacher, he sailed to England on a cattle boat in 1895 to seek his fortune. He studied Law at Gray's Inn, London, and became a Bencher in 1917. He was elected to Parliament as a Liberal for York (1906-1910) and for Sunderland (1910-1922), and as a Conservative for East Walthamstow (1924-1929). From 1933-38 he was Treasurer of the Conservative Party. Before the First World War he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Winston Churchill. He served as Under Secretary of State for Home Affairs (1919), Secretary of the Overseas Trade Department (1919-1920) and from 1920 to 1922 he was the last Chief Secretary for Ireland in David Lloyd George's Cabinet. In 1915 he was created a Baronet, in 1929, a Baron and in 1937 a Viscount. He was President of British Iron and Steel 1938-1939 and Chairman of Dorman Long & Co. Ltd. After World War Two he was President of the Pilgrims Society which sought for better relations between Britain and the United States. In Canada he served 8 years in the Militia and served in World War One as a Commanding Officer. Hamar Greenwood died in London, Middlesex, England on September 10, 1948 and is buried in the parish cemetery at Codicote, Herfordshire, England.
Date of Original:
4 December 1920
Width: 8 in
Height: 10 in
Personal Name(s):
Greenwood, Hamar ; Greenwood, John Hamer ; King, William Lyon Mackenzie ; Churchill, Winston
Corporate Name(s):
The Illustrated London News ; Town of Whitby ; Whitby Collegiate Institute ; University of Toronto ; Ontario Department of Agriculture
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Hamar Greenwood, 1920, The Illustrated London News. Whitby Archives 32-000-030.
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Hamar Greenwood, 1920

A black and white photograph of Hamar Greenwood.