Thomas Henry Thynne (Thyne), 5th Marquess of Bath (1862 - 1946)

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Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath KG, CB, PC, JP (15 July 1862 – 9 June 1946), styled Viscount Weymouth until 1896, was a British landowner and Conservative politician. He held ministerial office as Under-Secretary of State for India in 1905 and Master of the Horse between 1922 and 1924. He was also involved in local politics and served as Chairman of Wiltshire County Council between 1906 and his death in 1946.

Background and education

Known by the courtesy title Viscount Weymouth from birth, he was born at The Stable Yard, St James's, London, the eldest son of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath, by the Honourable Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey, daughter of Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, graduating in 1886 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and in 1888 with a Master of Arts (MA) degree.

Political career

Lord Weymouth sat as Member of Parliament for Frome between 1886 and 1892 and from 1895 to 1896, when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords. He served under Arthur Balfour as Under-Secretary of State for India between January and December 1905. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Somerset in 1904 and Chairman of Wiltshire County Council in 1906, and held both posts simultaneously until his death in 1946.

Lord Bath was made a Knight of the Garter in 1917. He returned to the government in 1922, when Andrew Bonar Law appointed him Master of the Horse. He was sworn of the Privy Council at the same time. He continued in this office until the Conservative government fell in January 1924, the last year under the premiership of Stanley Baldwin.

Lord Bath was also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and an Honorary Colonel of that regiment and of the 4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry. In 1937 he was appointed Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University.

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July 15, 1862
April 19, 1890
Age 27
Worcestershire, england
March 27, 1891
Age 28
July 5, 1893
Age 30
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
November 29, 1895
Age 33
May 6, 1903
Age 40
Warminster, Wiltshire, England
January 26, 1905
Age 42
June 9, 1946
Age 83