Robin Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman

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The Viscount Bridgeman
Arms of Viscount Bridgeman.svg
Spouse(s) Victoria Harriet Lucy Turton
Father Geoffrey John Orlando Bridgeman
Mother Mary Meriel Gertrude Talbot
Born (1930-12-05) 5 December 1930 (age 84)
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Robin John Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman FCA (born 5 December 1930) is a British peer and politician.

Bridgeman is the son of Brigadier Geoffrey Bridgeman and Mary Meriel Gertrude Talbot, and the grandson of William Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman. He was educated at Eton. He served in the Rifle Brigade in the years 1950 and 1951, commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, and in the Royal Green Jackets reaching the rank of Lieutenant.

In 1958, Lord Bridgeman became a Chartered Accountant. He was partner of Fenn and Crosthwaite in 1973, and of Henderson Crosthwaite from 1975 to 1986. From 1988 to 1990, he was Director of Guinness Mahon, and from 1988 to 1994 Director of Nester-BNA. He has further been Director of The Bridgeman Art Library since 1972.

Bridgeman is a past chairman of the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library and treasurer of the New England Company and the Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust. He is also a chairman of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and trustee of Music at Winchester. Between 1992 and 2000, he was special trustee of the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's Hospital Authority.

Lord Bridgeman is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He succeeded his uncle to the titles on 17 November 1982 and is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers in the House of Lords, where he sits for the Conservative Party.[1] He is a spokesman on Home Affairs and a Government Whip.

Family[edit]

Lord Bridgeman has been married to Victoria Harriet Lucy Turton CBE, daughter of Ralph Meredyth Turton, since 10 December 1966. They have four children:

  • Hon. William Orlando Caspar Bridgeman (1968–2001)
  • Hon. Luke Robinson Orlando Bridgeman (born 1971)
  • Hon. Esmond Francis Ralph Orlando Bridgeman (born 1974)
  • Hon. Orlando Henry Geoffrey Bridgeman (born 1983)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viscount Bridgeman". House of Lords. 

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Bridgeman
Viscount Bridgeman
1982 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent