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James Gomer Berry
James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley GBE (7 May 1883 � 6 February 1968) was a Welsh newspaper publisher.

Berry was the third of three brothers from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. He originally co-owned The Daily Telegraph with his second brother William and Baron Burnham.

He founded Kemsley Newspapers, which owned The Sunday Times, The Daily Sketch and The Sunday Graphic amongst its titles.

His youngest son, Conservative politician the Honourable Sir Anthony Berry, was killed by the IRA in the 1984 Brighton hotel bombing.

Berry was created a baronet in 1928, and was appointed as an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1931. In 1936, he was created Baron Kemsley, of Farnham Royal in the County of Buckingham, and raised to Viscount Kemsley, of Dropmore in the County of Buckingham, in 1945. He succeeded upon his death by his eldest son Lionel.

In 1959, he was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for "political and public service".


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