Robert Methuen, 7th Baron Methuen
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Methuen
22 July 1931 |
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Robert Alexander Holt Methuen, 7th Baron Methuen (born 22 July 1931) is a British Liberal Democrat peer. He is one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999.
Methuen is the third and youngest son of Anthony Methuen, 5th Baron Methuen, by his wife Grace Durning, daughter of Sir Richard Durning Holt, 1st Bt. He was educated at Shrewsbury School before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Engineering.
In 1994, he succeeded his elder brother to the title. Methuen worked as design engineer for Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company from 1957 to 1967, and then as computer systems engineer for IBM UK Ltd from 1968 to 1975 and for Rolls-Royce plc from 1975 to 1994. In the House of Lords he has served on the Science and Technology Select Committee and other committees.
Lord Methuen married firstly Mary Catherine Jane Hooper in 1958; they divorced in 1993. He married secondly Margrit Andrea Hadwiger one year later. He has two daughters by his first wife: Charlotte Methuen (born 1964) and Henrietta Christian Methuen-Jones (born 1965). Christian is married to Robert Jones (who took the surname Methuen-Jones) and has three daughters: Teresa Methuen-Jones (born 1990), Keziah Methuen-Jones (born 1992) and Miriam Methuen-Jones (born 1997).
The heir presumptive to the title is the present baron's cousin: James Methuen-Campbell (born 1952).
- "DodOnline". Retrieved 2007-01-28.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Robert Methuen, 7th Baron Methuen
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