S O Davies: Papers 1912-1971

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

General, political and personal papers 1912-1972; material relating to Welsh affairs 1935-1972; constituency correspondence and papers 1933-1972; papers relating to the Mining Industry 1901-1967; papers relating to International Affairs and the Peace Movement 1938-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stephen Owen Davies was born in 1886 and after working in the coal mines became the Miners' Agent (1918-1934) at Dowlais under the South WalesMiners' Federation (SWMF). He was a member of the SWMF Executive Committee 1924-1930 and was also the South Wales representative of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) Executive Council. He later became the Vice-President of the SWMF (1924-1933). He was a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) sponsoredMP for Merthyr Tydfil and held it continuously from 1934 until his death in 1972for the Labour Party 1934-1960 and the Independant Labour Party 1970-1972. He was a member of Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council 1931-1949 and Mayor 1945-1946.

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