Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Strachie
PC
Paymaster-General
In office
23 May 1912 – 25 May 1915
Monarch George V
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
Preceded by The Lord Ashby St Ledgers
Succeeded by The Lord Newton
Personal details
Born 30 October 1858 (1858-10-30)
Died 25 July 1936(1936-07-25) (aged 77)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Constance Braham
(d. 1936)

Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie PC (30 October 1858 – 25 July 1936), known as Sir Edward Strachey, Bt, between 1901 and 1911, was a British Liberal politician. He was a member of the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith between 1905 and 1915.

Background[edit]

Strachey was the eldest son of Sir Edward Strachey, 3rd Baronet, and Mary Isabella (née Symonds). John Strachey, journalist, and Henry Strachey, artist, were his younger brothers and the Labour politician John Strachey his nephew.

Political career[edit]

Strachey was returned to Parliament for Somerset South at the 1892 general election, a seat he held until 1911,[1][2] and served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and later H. H. Asquith as Treasurer of the Household from 1905 to 1909 and under Asquith as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1909 to 1911.[1] The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Strachie, of Sutton Court in the County of Somerset.[1][3] In 1912 he was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Paymaster-General,[4] a post he held until 1915. However, he not offered a ministerial post when the 1915 coalition government was formed, and never returned to political office.

Family[edit]

Lord Strachie married Constance, daughter of Charles Bampfylde Braham, in 1880. He died in July 1936, aged 77, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Edward. Lady Strachie only survived her husband by a few months and died in December 1936.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  2. ^ leighrayment.com House of Commons: Shankill to Southampton
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28547. p. 7952. 3 November 1911.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28618. p. 4303. 14 June 1912.
  5. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "thepeerage.com Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie". The Peerage. [unreliable source]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Kilcoursie
Member of Parliament for Somerset South
18921911
Succeeded by
Aubrey Herbert
Political offices
Preceded by
The Marquess of Hamilton
Treasurer of the Household
1905–1909
Succeeded by
William Dudley Ward
Preceded by
None
Parliamentary Secretary to the
Board of Agriculture and Fisheries

1909–1911
Succeeded by
The Lord Lucas of Crudwell
Preceded by
The Lord Ashby St Ledgers
Paymaster-General
1912–1915
Succeeded by
The Lord Newton
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Strachie
1911–1936
Succeeded by
Edward Strachey
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Strachey
Baronet
(of Sutton Court)'
1901–1936
Succeeded by
Edward Strachey