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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
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
1949 Died in Newcastle.