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W. Runciman

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Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford PC (19 November 1870 – 14 November 1949) was a prominent Liberal, later National Liberal politician from the 1900s until the 1930s.

1870 Born in South Shields, son of Walter Runciman and his wife Ann

1889 Educated at Cambridge University

1898 Married Hilda Stevenson

1899-1900 M.P. for Oldham

1902-18 M.P. for Dewsbury

1905-07 Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board

1906 Privy Council

1907-08 Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

1908-11 President, Board of Education

1911 Sir Walter Runciman (baronet) 63, shipowner, etc, lived in Newcastle with Ann Margaret Runciman 63; also at this address were the Right Hon. Walter Runciman 40, President of the Board of Education, and a niece Alexandrina Dick Runciman 29[1]

1911 Hilda Runciman 41, lived in London with Walter Leslie Runciman 10, Margaret Runciman 9, James Cocluan Stevenson Runciman 7, Ruth Runciman 3, Katherine Runciman 1[2]

1911-14 Board of Agriculture

1912-14 Commissioner of Woods, Forests and the Land Revenues

1914-16 President of the Board of Trade

1924-29 M.P. for Swansea West

1929-31 M.P. for the St Ives Division of Cornwall

1931-37 President of the Board of Trade

1931-7 M.P. for the St Ives Division of Cornwall.

1937 Followed his father, Walter Runciman into the House of Lords with the title Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

1938-9 Lord President of the Council

1939 Late cabinet minister as president of the Council, lived at Doxford Hall, in Alnwick, with his wife Hilda[3]

1949 Died in Newcastle.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. 1939 census
  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Cambridge Alumni