LEATHERS, 2nd Viscount, created
1954, of Purfleet, co. Essex ; Frederick Alan Leathers; Baron Leathers,
Personal details: Born 4 April 1908; elder son of 1st Viscount Leathers,
CH, PC, LLD, and Emily Ethel Baxter; succeeded father, 1965; married 1st,
1940, Elspeth Graeme (marr. diss. 1983; she died 1985), younger daughter
of late Sir Thomas (Alexander) Stewart; two sons two daughters; 2nd, 1983,
Mrs Lorna M. Barnett.
Education: Brighton Coll.; Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge (MA (hons) in
Work: Mem. of Baltic Exchange. Director: Wm Cory & Son Ltd, 1929-1972 (Chm.);
Cory Mann George Ltd, 1941-1972 (Chm.); Cory Ship Towage Ltd, 1941-1972 (Chm.);
Smit & Cory International Port Towage Ltd, 1970-1972 (Chm.); Hull Blyth &
Co. Ltd, 1949-1972 (Chm.); Rea Ltd, 1941-1972 (Chm.); St Denis Shipping
Co. Ltd, 1957-1972 (Chm.); Laporte Industries Ltd, 1959-1971; Laporte
Industries (Holdings) Ltd, 1959-1971; Tunnel Cement Ltd, 1960-1974;
Guardian Cement Co. Ltd, 1963-1971; New Zealand Cement Holdings Ltd,
1963-1971; National Westminster Bank, Outer London Region, 1968-1978.
Member: Court of Worshipful
Company of Shipwrights; Court of Watermen's and Lightermen's Company;
Fellow Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; MInstPet.
Heir: Son Hon. Christopher Graeme Leathers [born 31 August 1941; married
1964, Maria Philomena, younger daughter of Michael Merriman, Charlestown,
Co. Mayo; one son one daughter].
Address: Park House, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4TS. Telephone: Wormley
Clubs: Royal Automobile.
Died 21 January 1996