Lieutenant-Colonel George Frederick Doland OBE MP JP (1 May 1872 – 26 November 1946) was a British businessman and Conservative politician.
A resident of Walmer Court, Aldrington Road Streatham and later "Jerviston House", Streatham- a 23 bedroom mansion which sat in 2 and half acres
Doland was a merchant tailor, who established a chain of shops in south-west London. In 1912 he entered local politics, when he was elected as a Municipal Reform Party member of Wandsworth Council for Balham ward.
He served on Wandsworth council for more than a quarter of a century, and was mayor of the borough in 1928-29 and 1933-34. In 1934 he was elected to the London County Council as a Municipal Reform councillor for Balham and Tooting, and retained the seat in 1937. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant for the County of London in 1938.
In June 1936, Sir Alfred Butt, the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Balham and Tooting resigned following a scandal concerning the leak of details of the budget. Doland was elected member of the Commons for nine years. Elections were cancelled on the outbreak of World War II
He died in November 1946, aged 74, from complications following a medical operation. He was cremated at Putney Vale Cemetery
Great Train robber Ronnie Briggs did not realise that George Doland tailors hide the name of the customer in every Made-to-measure suit when in 1969 he fled a motel in Australia!