Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baron Burnham

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Edward Levy-Lawson

Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baron Burnham KCVO (28 December 1833 – 9 January 1916), known as Sir Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baronet, from 1892 to 1903, was a British newspaper proprietor.

Levy-Lawson was the son of Joseph Moses Levy and his wife Esther (née Cohen). His father had acquired the Daily Telegraph in 1855 only months after its founding. Levy-Lawson was editor and in control of the paper long before his father's death in 1888 and from 1885 he was managing proprietor and sole controller, becoming even more influential than his father on Fleet Street. In 1875 he assumed by Royal license the surname of Lawson in addition to and after that of Levy. Levy-Lawson was created a Baronet, of Hall Barn in the County of Buckingham, in 1892 and in 1903 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Burnham, of Hall Barn in the Parish of Beaconsfield in the County of Buckingham. In 1886 he was appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire.[1]

Lord Burnham married Harriette Georgiana, daughter of Benjamin Nottingham Webster, in 1862. She died in 1897. Burnham died in January 1916, aged 82, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Harry, who was created Viscount Burnham in 1919.

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  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25566. p. 1136. 9 March 1886. Retrieved 2008-02-11.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Burnham
1903–1916
Succeeded by
Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hall Barn)
1892–1916
Succeeded by
Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson