, 2nd Viscount, created 1954, of Purfleet, co. Essex ; Frederick Alan Leathers; Baron Leathers, 1941.

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 Economics).

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
(01428) 683222.

Clubs: Royal Automobile.

Died 21 January 1996