7 JUNE 1913, Page 3

It is with great regret that we record the death

of Lord Rendel, which took place in London on Tuesday. Though during the last fifteen years Lord Rendel had retired from public life, he at one time exercised a very considerable influence in politics. He was the first Parliamentary leader of the Welsh Liberal Party, a position to which, on his resignation, Mr. Lloyd George succeeded. He was also an intimate friend of Mr. Gladstone, and the Liberal chief spent many months in his house at Cannes. Lord Rendel was a man of very great ability, and the firm of Armstrong owed not a little of its success to his prudence and good sense. It would be difficult to find a better or more honourable business record than that of Lord Rendel.