Lord Francis Hervey

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Lord Francis Hervey JP (16 October 1846 – 10 January 1931)[1] was a British barrister and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1874 and 1892.

Background[edit]

Hervey was the fourth and youngest son of Frederick Hervey, 2nd Marquess of Bristol and his wife Lady Katherine Isabella Manners, fourth daughter of John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland.[2] His older brothers were Frederick Hervey, 3rd Marquess of Bristol and Lord Augustus Hervey.[3] He was educated at Eton College and later Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1869.[4] Hervey was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1872 and was nominated an Honorary Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford two years later.[4]

Career[edit]

At the 1874 general election Hervey was elected Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds and held the seat until 1880.[1] He was elected for the constituency again in 1885 and sat for it until 1892.[1] In the latter year, he was appointed Second Civil Service Commissioner, an office he held until 1907, when he was promoted to First Civil Service Commissioner.[5] Hervey retired from this post in 1909[5] and maintaining the family's connections with Brighton College, he served as a member of its Council from 1910 to his death. He secured the school a 35-year lease on 8.5 acres (34,000 m2) of the family's Manor Farm property to serve as playing fields.[6] Hervey was Justice of Peace for Suffolk.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Bury St Edmunds". Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Who is Who 1926. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1926. p. 1358. 
  3. ^ "ThePeerage - Lord Francis Hervey". Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c Debrett, John (1886). Robert Henry Mair, ed. Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son. p. 1886. 
  5. ^ a b Chapman, Richard A. (2004). The Civil Service Commission, 1855-1991. Routledge. p. 22. ISBN 0-7146-5340-3. 
  6. ^ Jones, Martin D. W (1995). Brighton College 1845-1995. Phillimore. p. 171 where there is also a photograph of him. ISBN 0-85033-978-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle
Edward Greene
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
18741880
With: Edward Greene
Succeeded by
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle
Edward Greene
Preceded by
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle
Edward Greene
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
2-seat constituency until 1885

18851892
Succeeded by
Viscount Chelsea