WISE, Sir Fredric, 1871-1928, politician and economist

Scope and Content

This collection contains speeches by Wise; financial reports on the economic condition of Germany; correspondence regarding the publication of his German diary; pamphlets and reports on reparation payments; studies, notes and papers on government policy; notes regarding economic policy; and notes and correspondence regarding his political life.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Frederic Wise, 1871-1928, was educated at Marlborough College and abroad. He entered banking in 1903 and later founded the stockbroking company of Wise, Speke and Co of Newcastle-on-Tyne. During World War One, he was Chairman of Volunteers and Military Representative for his county, and he also gave his services to National Service, the Food Ministry and the Treasury. In 1919, he was sent to Berlin to report of the financial position of Germany. He was also a financial advisor to Lord Byng's Committee of United Service Fund, a director of the Daily Express and a director of the Sudan Plantation Syndicate Ltd. He was Unionist MP for Ilford from 1920 and knighted in 1924.


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