James Dugdale, 2nd Baron Crathorne

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Charles James Dugdale, 2nd Baron Crathorne, KCVO KStJ FSA LLD FRSA (born 12 September 1939) is Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. He is also one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. In 1977, he succeeded to his father's title.

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The son of Thomas Dugdale, 1st Baron Crathorne and Nancy Tennant, he was educated at Eton College in Berkshire. He was further educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (later converted to a Master of Arts) in fine arts in 1963. Crathorne worked in the impressionist painting department of Sotheby & Co from 1963 until 1966, when he became assistant to president of the Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York, a post he held until 1969. In 1969, he created an independent fine art consultancy, James Dugdale & Associates, which later became James Crathorne & Associates and has made many lecture tours to the United States. In 1981, Crathorne held a lecture series about "Aspects of England" at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and in 1988, he made a lecture tour for the bicentenary of Australia, talking about Captain James Cook. From 1979 to 1993, he was director of Blakeney Hotels Ltd, from 1988 to 1999 of Woodhouse Securities Ltd, and from 2000 to 2001 of Hand Picked Hotels. Between 1993 and 1998, he was also director of Cliveden plc and from 1999 of its successor Cliveden Ltd.

Lord Crathorne was Honorary Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Arts and Heritage Group at Westminster for 1981 and became Chairman & Hon. Secretary in 2010. From 1988 he has been a member of the Advisory Panel on Works of Art in the House of Lords and from 1997 he has been Joint Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Photography Group.

In 1972 Lord Crathorne became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and was member of council of RSA from 1982 to 1988. He was a member of the court of the University of Leeds from 1985 to 1997 and governor of the Queen Margaret's School, York Ltd from 1986 to 1999. From 1983 to 2011 he was member of the editorial board of the House Magazine at Westminster. Since 1987 he has been president of the Yarm Civic Society. For the Georgian Group, he has been a member of the executive committee, and was its chair between 1990 to 1999. Lord Crathorne has been also president of the Cleveland Sea Cadets, of the Cleveland Family History Society as well as of the Hambleton District of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) since 1988. He was patron of the Cleveland Community Foundation from 1990 to 2004 and president of the Cleveland and North Yorkshire branch of the Magistrates' Association from 1997 to 2003. For the Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies, he was deputy chair between 1993 and 1996 and chair between 1996 and 1999. Since 1997, Lord Crathorne has been vice president of The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) and since 1998 president of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. Since 1999, he has been also president of the North Yorkshire County Scout Council, patron of the North Yorkshire Branch of the British Red Cross, as well as member of the court of the University of York and the University of Hull. Lord Crathorne has been vice-president of the Yorkshire and Humberside branch of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) since 1999, and its president from 2006-2009. He has been further vice-president of the RFCA in North England since 2001, president of the Cleveland and South Durham branch of the Magistrates' Association since 2003 and patron of the Tees Valley Community Foundation since 2004.

Lord Crathorne has been trustee of the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond since 1970, vice-president of the Cleveland Wildlife Trust since 1989 and patron of the Attingham Trust for the Study of the British Country House since 1990. For the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Trust, he has been trustee since 1978 and chair since 1993. From 1988 to 1994, Lord Crathorne was member of the National Trust of the Yorkshire Regional Committee and from 1992 to 1995 trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund. In 1999, he was made a Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ). In 2002, Lord Crathorne received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2010 he became a Fellow of The Society of Antiquities. Since 1999, he has been Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, for which he was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2013 New Year Honours.[1] He became an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) conferred by Teesside University in 2013. The Freedom of the Town of Richmond was conferred on Lord Crathorne on 24th July 2014 by the Town Mayor and Councillors.

From 1970, he was married to Sylvia Mary Montgomery, a daughter of the actress Jane Baxter. She died in 2009.[2] They had two daughters and a son.

Works[edit]

  • Edouard Vuillard Purnell (1967)
  • Tennant's Stalk (1973) isbn=0333138201
  • A Present from Crathorne (1989)
  • Cliveden, the Place and the People (1995)
  • The Royal Crescent Book of Bath (1998)
  • Parliament in Pictures (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 3. 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ Sutton, John (28 September 2009). "Lady Crathorne dies after brave battle with cancer". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Marcus Worsley, Bt
Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire
1999–present
Incumbent
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Crathorne
Baron Crathorne
1977–present
Incumbent