Both before and after his retirement he devoted himself to public work ; in Flintshire he was for 33 years chairman of Quarter Sessions and an active member of the County Council , of which he was chairman in 1933 ; outside it, he was placed on numerous commissions or committees of inquiry — he was, for instance, chairman of the Departmental Committee on Education in Rural Wales , 1928 . Politically, he was a Conservative , and had unsuccessfully contested Flint Boroughs in 1906 . In religious matters, he was a prominent Anglican , interested especially in the problem of religious instruction in the schools . With Lord Sankey he drafted the new constitution of the Church in Wales . He was honorary LL.D. ( 1921 ) of the University of Wales . He d. 31 Dec. 1946 . He had m. in 1882 Edith Ethelston (d. 1931 ), and they had two sons and two daughters.
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 2001