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He was a member of Glamorgan County Council from 1922 to 1949 , a member and chairman of Cardiff Rural Council , and M.P. (C) for Cardiff East , 1922-23 , and for Cardiff Central , 1924-29 . His parliamentary career was notable in that he succeeded in getting an act of parliament on the statute book , namely the Road Transport Lighting Act , which he presented as a private member's bill in February 1927 , and which to the present day requires that every vehicle shall have a white light at the front and red light at the rear.
He was J.P. for Glamorganshire , High Sheriff in 1931 , and he received a knighthood in 1929 . During the 1930s he was responsible for developing parts of Radyr through his land company and the building of Danybryn Estates . He was a leading member of the Freemasons , and contributed generously to all kinds of organisations and philanthropic causes in the Cardiff area.
He was a bachelor, and lived for a long time in a mansion called Dan-y-bryn , Radyr (now the Cheshire Homes ), but about 1939 he and his unmarried sister Charlotte Lougher moved to live nearby in Northlands , Radyr , where he d. 28 Aug. 1955 .
Prys Morgan, Swansea
Published date: 2001