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Arthur Stanley

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Sir Arthur Stanley, GCVO, GBE, CB (18 Nov 1869 – 4 Nov 1947) was a British Conservative politician.

Born Arthur Stanley, he was the third son of Frederick Stanley, Lord Stanley (later 16th Earl of Derby) and travelled to Canada with his father on the latter's appointment as Governor General of Canada in 1888, becoming an ice hockey player and a member of the Rideau Hall Rebels.

The family returned to England in 1893 and Stanley was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ormskirk in 1898, a position he held until 1918.

1904 STANLEY, The Hon. Arthur, M.P., Knowsley, Prescot. Has represented the South-west district of Lancashire in the House of Commons since 1898. Is an attache in the Diplomatic Service; clerk in the Foreign Office; private secretary to Mr. Balfour; third secretary Diplomatic Service in Cairo. Is a thorough sportsman and an active politician. Clubs: White's, Bachelors', St. James's, A.C.G.B. & I.

He was also Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) from 1905–1936 and Treasurer of St Thomas' Hospital from 1917–1943.

1909 Biographical information and image at Automotor Journal 1909/01/16

1914 Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club

He had been knighted for his services in 1917 and died, unmarried, in 1947.

1903 Bio Note [1]

STANLEY, THE HON. ARTHUR, M.P.- Educated at Wellington, Mr. Stanley is the Conservative member for the Ormskirk division of S.W. Lancashire since 1898. He was private secretary to the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour in 1892, and has been in the Diplomatic Service. His principal pastimes outside automobilism are shooting and cricket. He has had several cars, including a Seppollet and a Locomobile. At present he drives a Georges Richard, and for town work has just purchased one of the City and Suburban electric broughams.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1903/02/26 Automobile Club Journal
  • Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1903
  • [1] Wikipedia