Sir Henry Hardman, KCB 1962 (CB 1956) was born December 15, 1905. He is the son of the late Harry Hardman of Old Trafford, Manchester, and the late Bertha Cook Hardman. He married Helen Diana, daughter of the late Robert Carr Bosanquet of Rock, Alnwick, Northumberland, and Ellen Sophia Bosanquet. He had one son, John Paul, born February 18, 1947, and two daughters, Anna Margaret, born January 22, 1945, and Charlotte Elizabeth, born December 29, 1947.
Sir Henry was educated at Manchester Central High School, and the University of Manchester. He was Lecturer for the Workers' Educational Association from 1929-1934, and Tutor in Economics at the University of Leeds from 1934-1945. He received an honorary LLD from the University of Manchester in 1965.
He joined the Ministry of Food in 1940; was Deputy Head of the British Food Mission to North America from 1946-1948; Under-Secretary, Ministry of Food, 1948-1958; Minister, United Kingdom Permanent Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris, 1953-1954; Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1955-1960; Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, 1960; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, 1961-1963; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 1963-1964; Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, 1964-1966.
He was a Member of the Monopolies Commission, 1967-1970 (Deputy Chairman, 1967-1968); Chairman, Committee of Enquiry into the Post Office Pay Dispute, 1971; Consultant to the Civil Service Department on the dispersal of government work from London, 1971-1973 (report published in 1973); Chairman, Co- vent Garden Market Authority, 1967-1975; Chairman, Home-Grown Cereals Authority, 1968-1977; Member of the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce since 1972; Governor and Trustee, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, 1967-1979.
Hardman died in 2001.