Stephen Owen Davies (S O)
was born in 1886 in Abercwmboi he started working in the coal mines at
11 years of age, he later became (1918-1934) the South Wales Miners'
Federation (SWMF) Miners' Agent and (1924 1930) a member of the
SWMF Executive Committee . He eventually (1924-1933) became the
Vice-President of the SWMF.
In 1934 he became MP
for Merthyr Tydfil and held it continuously until
his death in 1972 for the
Labour Party 1934-1970 and the Independant Labour Party 1970-1972.
He was a member of Merthyr
Tydfil Borough Council 1931-1949 and Mayor 1945-1946