James Lazenby JP

James Lazenby JP
James Lazenby JP
James Lazenby JP
Watercolour portrait of James Lazenby JP by John Sowden

From John Sowden's notebooks:

"Mr Lazenby was born at Scruton in Swaledale and educated at St james’ Church School., Bradford. His father, a prosperous builder came to Bradford 1853. Mr Lazenby was apprenticed to Wm. Hunter, hosier Bfd, Mr Lazenby commenced business in Bradford as a hosier in 1869.

He has now one of the largest businesses of its kind in the city, carried on under the style of Lazenby & Baxter and Douglas & Co. Mr Lazenby in a staunch Liberal & was a vice president and vice chairman of the Junior Liberal Club before it was submerged to the Liberal Club. In 1892 he controlled the Exchange Ward, a great Tory stronghold against Alerman Whitley & lost only by one vote. He again contested the Ward in the following year but was unsuccessful. He was however elected for the same Ward.
Mr Lazenby was made a Justice of the Peace in 1895.
He was one of the founders of the Bradford Chamber of Trade and its first president. He was president of the National Chamber for five years, Also a director of the Bradford Third Equitable Building Society, a Governor of the United Independent College, a Trustee of Horton Lane Congregational Chapel, a member of the Charity Organisation Committee and a Law Tax [unclear].
Mr Lazenby has been married and has one son and two daughters. He died in 1918."
John Sowden
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