Anthony Coke, 6th Earl of Leicester
Anthony Louis Lovel Coke, 6th Earl of Leicester (11 September 1909–19 June 1994), was a British peer.
Coke, pronounced Cook was the son of the Hon. Arthur George Coke, killed in action in World War I, 1915, second son of Thomas Coke, 3rd Earl of Leicester, and of Phyllis Hermione, daughter of Francis Saxham Elwes Drury. He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt.
During the Second World War, Coke served in the Royal Air Force. After the war,in the late 1950's, he became a Land Development Officer (L.D.O.) in Rhodesia, attached to what was then known as the Native Affairs Department,(later known as the Internal Affairs Department). He and his wife, Vera, were based in the Mondoro Reserve near Hartley where he was responsible for educating and assisting African farmers . He later succeeded his cousin as Earl of Leicester in 1976.
He married firstly, in 1934, Moyra Joan, daughter of Douglas Crossley, and with her had two sons and one daughter (divorced, 1947); secondly, in Rhodesia in 1947, Vera Haigh (died 1984); thirdly, in 1985, Elizabeth Hope Johnstone, daughter of Clifford Arthur Johnstone, of Addo, Eastern Province, South Africa. He was succeeded by his son Edward Coke, 7th Earl of Leicester.
- Who's Who 1993 (A. & C. Black, London, 1993)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Leicester
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