Archibald Crawford, 1st Baron Hungarton

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Archibald Crawford, 1st Baron Hungarton (12 September 1890 – 14 June 1966), was a British businessman.

Crawford was the son of Robert Crawford, of Highfields Farm, Lowesby, Leicestershire, and was educated at the Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester. He later became managing director of Crawford, Prince and Johnston Ltd, agricultural equipment manufacturers, of Lyston, Leicestershire.[1] In 1951 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hungarton, of Hungarton in the County of Leicester,[2] in recognition of his "political and public services in Leicestershire".[3]

Lord Hungarton married Jean Johnstone, daughter of David Johnstone, of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1914. They had one son, Squadron-Leader David Robert Crawford, who was killed in action over Germany in February 1945, and a daughter, the Honourable Grace Crawford. Hungarton died in June 1966, aged 75, when the title became extinct.[1]


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New creation Baron Hungarton