Douglas Jay (1907-96; Baron of Battersea in Greater London, created 1987) was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. He was fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (1930-37 and 1968), on the staff of The Times (1929-33) and The Economist (1933-37), and City editor of the Daily Herald (1937-40). As to his political career, he was assistant secretary to the Ministry of Supply (1940-43), principal assistant secretary to the Board of Trade (1943-45), personal assistant to the Prime Minister (1945-46), economic (1947-50) and financial (1950-51) secretary to Treasury (1947-50), President of the Board of Trade (1964-67). He was Member of Parliament for the Labour Party from 1947 to 1983.
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Source: www ; D. P. T. Jay, Change and Fortune: A Political Record (London: Hutchinson, 1980).
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