Herbert Edmund Edmund-Davies, Baron Edmund-Davies of Aberpennar, (1906–1992), was a most distinguished judge. He was the son of Morgan John Davies, a colliery worker, and Elizabeth Maud Davies (née Edmunds). Born Herbert Edmund Davies in Mountain Ash, he spent his early years in Caradoc Street, attended the County School in the town and then went up to Kings College London where he acquired LLB with first class honours, a postgraduate research scholarship and then an LLD. Proceeding to Exeter College, Oxford, he won won first class honours in his BCL. He became a lecturer at the LSE until the outbreak of WW2 when he joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Starting in the early 1940s, he was successively appointed Recorder at Merthyr Tydfil, High Court Judge, and then in 1966 as a Lord Justice of Appeal, and finally a Law Lord.
He was appointed Chair of the Tribunal that inquired into the Aberfan Disaster, and also chaired a commission of inquiry into police pay and conditions which recommended a substantial pay rise to the members of the force.
A more thorough account of his life is to be found in The Independent newspaper obituary, here.