Thomas "Loel" Guinness


Thomas "Loel" Guinness Group Captain Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness OBE (9 June 1906 – 31 December 1988) was a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath (1931–1945), business magnate and philanthropist. Guinness also financed the purchase of the Calypso for the famous oceanic explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his movie The Silent World (1956). Raised in the United States and England, Loel Guinness was a son of Benjamin Solomon Guinness (1868–1947), a lawyer from whom he inherited a fortune, and Bridget Henrietta Frances Williams-Bulkeley (d.1931). He was descended from Samuel Guinness, a Dublin goldsmith (1727–1795) and the younger brother of the Guinness brewery's founder Arthur Guinness. He also had two sisters: He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Irish Guards. In 1929, after taking flying lessons, Mr. Guinness became one of the first private citizens in England to own an airplane and soon he was a member of the County of London's Auxiliary Air Force. He later served as president of Air Work Ltd., an aircraft-parts supplier, and of British United Airways. Usually known as Loel Guinness, was most  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness,Group Captain Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness,Thomas Guinness
Date of birth
Place of birth
Benjamin Solomon Guinness, Bridget Henrietta Frances
Hon. Joan Barbara Yarde-Buller Gloria Guinness Lady Isabel Violet Kathleen Manners Joan Yarde-Buller
Serena Belinda Rosemary William Loel Seymour Guinness
Meraud Michelle Wemyss Guinness Tanis Eva Bulkeley Guinness
Politician, Aviator, Business magnate, Socialite


Date of death
Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease,Heart Disease
Place of death

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