Arthur Lyulph Stanley (1875 - 1931) MP

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Nicknames: "5th Baron Stanley of Alderley"
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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About Arthur Lyulph Stanley

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Arthur Lyulph Stanley, 5th Baron Sheffield KCMG (14 September 1875 – 22 August 1931), also 5th Baron Stanley of Alderley and 4th Baron Eddisbury, was an English nobleman and Governor of Victoria from 1914 to 1920.

Stanley was the second child and first son of Edward Lyulph Stanley, 4th Baron Sheffield and Mary Katherine Bell. On 29 August 1905 he married Margaret Evelyn Evans Gordon. They had five children:

  • Mary Katherine Adelaide Stanley (30 May 1906 – 1981)
  • Edward John Stanley (9 October 1907 – 3 March 1971), the 6th Baron
  • Pamela Margaret Stanley (born 6 September 1909), the actress Pamela Stanley
  • Lyulph Henry Victor Owen Stanley (22 October 1915 – 23 June 1971), the 7th Baron
  • Victoria Venetia Stanley (born 29 June 1917)

Stanley was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford where obtained a BA in 1898. In 1902 he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple. In 1904 he became a London County Councillor and in 1906 became Liberal Member of Parliament for Eddisbury in Cheshire near the family seat. Whilst an MP he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Postmaster General serving under Sydney Buxton. His sister, Venetia Stanley, was a close correspondent of the Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal party, H. H. Asquith.

In 1913 he was serving as High Sheriff of Anglesey when he was appointed Governor of Victoria. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) and took up his post on 23 February 1914. He served a five-year term and an additional year until relinquishing the post on 30 January 1920, although he had returned to Britain the previous year due to ill health. In the 1923 General election he stood unsuccessfully as Liberal candidate for Knutsford, losing by 80 votes to Conservative, Sir Ernest Makins. From 1925 to 1928 he was Chairman of the Royal Colonial Institute and of the East Africa Joint Committee.

In 1925 he succeeded his father to the three baronies and was known by the Sheffield title. He died in August 1931 of a bacterial infection, actinomycosis. He was succeeded by his son Edward."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Arthur Stanley, 5th Baron Sheffield', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 March 2013, 18:21 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arthur_Stanley,_5th_Baron_Sheffield&oldid=544705067> [accessed 7 May 2013]

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Arthur Lyulph Stanley, 5th Baron Stanley of Sheffield's Timeline

1875
September 14, 1875
London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1905
August 29, 1905
Age 29
1906
May 30, 1906
Age 30
1907
October 9, 1907
Age 32
October 9, 1907
Age 32
1909
September 6, 1909
Age 33
Nether Alderley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
1915
October 22, 1915
Age 40
1917
June 29, 1917
Age 41
1931
August 22, 1931
Age 55
London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom