Chairman of Birmingham City Council's Trusts and Charities Committee, Coun Philip Davis said: "We're delighted to have someone of Les's calibre as the chair of the proposed body to care for Highbury Hall and estate and to give new focus to the important legacy of Joseph Chamberlain
He was born in 1917, three years after Joseph Chamberlain
(1836-1914) chosen as Mayor of Birmingham by the Liberal majority on the council, was father to Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), by his second wife Florence.
His chief adversary, Joseph Chamberlain
, sought preferential treatment for imports from throughout the British Empire - something akin to today's regional trading blocs.
OF ALL our 'City Fathers', Joseph Chamberlain
is remembered with arguably the greatest warmth and affection.
And Sir Joseph Chamberlain
, who was three times Mayor of Birmingham and father of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, kicked off the construction by laying the first stone in June 1874.
It is tempting to treat Birmingham politics in the Victorian and Edwardian period in terms of two monolithic periods: from 1832 a half-century of radical liberal dominance followed after 1886 by an equally all-powerful Unionism headed by the "Moloch of Highbury", Joseph Chamberlain
It was put up in 1880 to commemorate politician Joseph Chamberlain
, known as The Father of Birmingham.
BEST EXAM RESULTS EVER JOSEPH Chamberlain
Sixth Form College is celebrated its best ever exam results, this year.
Among them were the great great grandsons of both Joseph Chamberlain
and George Dixon - co-founders of the Birmingham Education League and both MPs in the city.
Sixth Form College in Highgate, which was previously an 'outstanding' facility, was deemed to be 'requiring improvement' after a report by Ofsted inspectors in April last year.
, who died on July 2, 1914, is a divisive figure.
Walking along Balsall Heath Road and seeing the demolition site of the former Joseph Chamberlain
Sixth Form College reminded me of Lydon's thoughts - and of my own childhood, too.
In 1927, therefore, Joseph Chamberlain
was duly ushered into the Members' Lobby of the Palace of Westminster, a place he knew all too well, to join the marbled ranks of Great Britain's greatest politicans.
IT is absolutely astonishing for the out-of-touch political elite of this city to now say that Birmingham needs a political gurehead with the prole of a Joseph Chamberlain