Ted Williams (politician) Wikipedia
Sir Edward John Williams, KCMG, PC (1890 – 16 May 1963) was a British Labour Party politician and diplomat.
After elementary school he went into the mines aged 12. Keen to educate himself, he rose to become secretary to a colliery company and in 1913 entered the Labour College in London as a student. After three years Williams was appointed a provincial lecturer for the college, though the war disrupted the college and left him unemployed. Forced to return to mining in 1917, he became checkweigher and in 1919 miners' agent to the Garw district of the South Wales Miners' Federation.
He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ogmore at a by-election in May 1931, and represented the constituency until 1946. From 1946 to 1952 he served as High Commissioner to Australia.