SWAN, LtComdr Sir Kenneth Raydon.
Awards: Kt 1949; OBE 1919; QC 1936; RNVR.
Personal details: Born Lowfell, GatesheadonTyne, 13 March 1877; 3rd son
of Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, FRS; married 1919, Emily Louisa, only daughter
of Edward Robert Tatchell; (one daughter decd).
Education: Rugby School; Balliol College, Oxford. 2nd Hon. Mods, 2nd Hon.
Work: Called to Bar, 1902; served European War in RNVR, 1914-1919, in HMS
Cyclops and at Naval Barracks, Buncrana; Board of Education (O Branch),
1919-1920; resumed practice at Bar, 1920; Bencher, Middle Temple, 1943.
Chairman: Board of Trade Patents Cttee, 1944; Dep. Chairman of Royal
Commission on Awards to Inventors, 1946; Chairman of Special Cttee
Southern Province under Reorganization Areas Measure (1944), 1947;
President of British Sailors' Soc., 1959 (Chairman, 1940-1959); President,
Royal Skating Club, 1955.
Publications: Patents, Designs and Trade Marks; Memoir of Sir Joseph W.
Recreations: Lawn tennis, golf, skating, skiing, music, chess.
Address: Cobwood, Woolton Hill, Newbury. Telephone: Highclere 436.
Clubs: Athenĉum, Ski Club of Great Britain (Pres., 1911-1913).
Died 14 October 1973