Thomas Dunne (Lord Lieutenant)

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Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne, KGKCVOJP (born 24 October 1933)[1] was the Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester from 1977, then (after the historic counties were restored) from 1998 the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire until 2001 and the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire until 2008.

Dunne was born in 1933, the son of Philip Russell Rendel Dunne, a military officer and politician, and educated at Eton and Sandhurst. Thomas Dunne is the father of Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Ludlow, Philip Martin Dunne. Dunne's daughter Camilla married Rupert Soames in 1988.[citation needed]

He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester in 1977, three years after the administrative counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire were merged to form Hereford and Worcester. In 1995, he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. In 1998, Hereford and Worcester reverted to its original counties, and Sir Thomas became Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire and Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.[2] He retired from the latter on 31 July 2001. He is Chairman of the Lord Lieutenants Association. In 2008, he was made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.[3]

Arms[edit]

Arms of Thomas Dunne (Lord Lieutenant)
Coat of Arms of Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne.svg
Notes
Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter since 2008.
Crest
Upon a helm with a wreath of the colours, a rose Or the stalk Sable entwining and encircling a cluster of snakes' heads upwards Or'.
Torse
Mantling Or and Sable.
Escutcheon
Sable a wolf rampant holding between the forepaws a bottle Or the label Sable on a chief dancetty of three points downwards Or two pears bendwise slipped and leaved Sable.
Orders
The Order of the Garter circlet.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birthdays: 23 October, The Independent, 23 October 1999.
  2. ^ Lord-Lieutenants of Counties (England & Wales) 1974-, Institute of Historical Research, September 2005.
  3. ^ Top honour for Sir Thomas, Hereford Times, 23 April 2008.
  4. ^ The Friends of St. George's & Descendants of the Knights of the Garter Annual Review 2007/08 VIII, 2008, p. 479 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Francis Maclean
Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester
1977–1998
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
Office restored
Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire
1998–2008
Succeeded by
The Countess of Darnley
Preceded by
Office restored
Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire
1998–2001
Succeeded by
Michael Brinton
Order of precedence in England and Wales
Preceded by
Sir John Major
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Anderson
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
Sir John Major
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Anderson
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle
Order of precedence in Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Sir John Major
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Anderson
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle