Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St Audries

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The Right Honourable
The Lord St Audries
Bt PC
Fuller-Acland-Hood A Vanity Fair 1903-11-26.jpg
"1st Conservative Whip". Fuller-Acland-Hood as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, November 1906.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
8 August 1902 – 4 December 1905
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
Preceded by Sir William Walrond, Bt
Succeeded by George Whiteley
Personal details
Born 26 September 1853
Died 4 June 1917
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Hon. Mildred Eveleigh-de-Moleyns (d. 1949)

Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St Audries PC (26 September 1853 – 4 June 1917), known as Sir Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, Bt, until 1911, was a British Conservative Party politician. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) under Arthur Balfour from 1902 to 1905.

Background[edit]

Fuller-Acland-Hood was the son of Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, 3rd Baronet, by his wife Isabel, daughter of Sir Peregrine Palmer-Fuller-Acland, 2nd Baronet. He was a descendant of Alexander Hood, uncle of Lord Hood and Lord Bridport. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1892. In 1905 he also succeeded his kinsman as 6th Baronet of Hartington Hall.[1]

Political career[edit]

Fuller-Acland-Hood sat as Member of Parliament for Wellington, Somerset from 1892 until 1911.[2] He was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under Lord Salisbury in 1900,[3] a post he held until 1902,[4] and then served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) under Arthur Balfour from 1902 until 1905. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1904[5] and raised to the peerage as Baron St Audries, of St Audries in the County of Somerset, in 1911.[6]

Family[edit]

Lord St Audries married the Hon. Mildred Rose Evelyn, daughter of Dayrolles Blakeney Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry, in 1888. They had two sons and two daughters. He died in June 1917, aged 63, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son, Alexander. Lady St Audries died in October 1949.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Isaac Elton
Member of Parliament for Wellington
1892–1911
Succeeded by
Dennis Fortescue Boles
Political offices
Preceded by
Ailwyn Fellowes
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1900–1902
Succeeded by
The Lord Wolverton
Preceded by
Sir William Walrond, Bt
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
1902–1905
Succeeded by
George Whiteley
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Acland-Hood
Baronet
(of St Audries)
1892–1917
Succeeded by
Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood
Preceded by
Edward Dolman Scott
Baronet
(of Hartington Hall)
1905–1917
Succeeded by
Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron St Audries
1911–1917
Succeeded by
Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood