Donner, Patrick

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Donner, Patrick Gender: M
Patrick William Donner
born on 4 December 1904 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Helsinki, Finland, 60n10, 24e58
Timezone LST m24e58 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°32' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°23 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°14'


British Member of Parliament (MP) and a member of the influential Finland-Swedish Donner family.

His family moved from Helsinki, Finland to London, England in 1919. His mother was Violet McHutchen of Edinburgh and his father Ossian Donner, headed Finland's first Diplomatic Mission in London 1919-1925. The family later settled in England for good and his father became a British citizen.

Donner studied English literature at Exeter College, Oxford and later entered business. He was elected at the 1931 election as Conservative MP for Islington West. This seat being marginal, Donner was selected for the safe Conservative seat of Basingstoke for the 1935 election, against the wishes of Conservative Central Office.

In Parliament, Donner was active on British Empire and Indian policy, playing an important part in the India Defence League. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and was knighted in 1953. He served as Basingstoke's MP for 20 years, stepping down at the 1955 election.

Donner's memoirs, Crusade: A Life Against the Calamitous Twentieth Century, were released in 1984. He died on 19 August 1988.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Patrick Donner's book, "Crusade: a life against the calamitous twentieth century" (1984), p. 14: "I was born in Helsingfors (now better known by its Finnish name, Helsinki), in a house my father built in 1900 . . . There I was born at 4 a.m. on 4 December 1904."


  • Vocation : Politics : Public office