Lord Davies was an industrialist, philanthropist and politician, and grandson of David Davies, Llandinam.
He represented Montgomeryshire as Liberal Member of Parliament between 1906 and 1929 and after seeing active service on the Western Front during the Great War he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Lloyd George in June 1916.
Following his experiences in the war, he became a fervent campaigner for international order to prevent war leading to his establishment of the New Commonwealth Society. The society was active in a number of countries, formulating and promoting ideas for an international authority, police and air force to keep the peace..
Davies was also a leading figure in the fight against Tuberculosis in Wales as an officer and funder of the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association, and through endowing a Chair in Tuberculosis ay the Welsh National School of Medicine
Further information on the his life and career can be found at the Dictionary of Welsh Biography and this article 'David Davies 75: Internationalist ‘Father’ of the Temple of Peace'' on the Wales Centre for International Affairs website.
The Library holds two archives related to Lord Davies:
A digitised copy of an unpublished biography of Lord Davies, attributed to Sir Charles Tennyson is also available to view: