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Sir David Hughes Parry (1893–1973) by Kyffin Williams, 1964 The University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Parry, Sir David Hughes (1893–1973), jurist and university administrator, was born on 3 January 1893 at Llanaelhaearn, Caernarvonshire, the eldest of three sons and of four children of John Parry JP, a farmer, and his wife, Anne Hughes, great-great-niece of Griffith Davies, the actuary. Childhood on a hill farm from which a living could be wrested only by unremitting labour left an indelible mark on him. The family and community in which he grew up were both Welsh-speaking and deeply religious; ...