University of Oxford Chancellor election, 1925

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The 1925 University of Oxford election for the position of Chancellor was called upon the death of the incumbent Chancellor, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston on 20 March 1925.

Electorate[edit]

The electorate consisted of all members of the University holding the rank of MA. Votes had to be cast in person at Oxford.

First election[edit]

Initially Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner was elected unopposed. However he died on 13 May, twelve days before he was due to be installed.[1][2]

Second election[edit]

A further election was held.[2]

Candidates[edit]

The following candidates were nominated:

Initially Asquith was the only candidate and Cave was approached to stand. He was reluctant to, believing he stood little chance against Asquith and that it would reflect badly on the Conservative Party, but after "considerable persuasion" he agreed to.[3]

Result[edit]

The results were as follows:[2]

Candidate Votes %
Viscount Cave 987 69.1
Earl of Oxford and Asquith 441 30.9
Turnout 1428
Viscount Cave elected

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Newbury, 'Milner, Alfred, Viscount Milner (1854–1925)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn, October 2006 http://0-www.oxforddnb.com.catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk:80/view/article/32329 accessed 13 August 2007
  2. ^ a b c "Oxford's Chancellorship". TIME. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
  3. ^ Thomas S. Legg and Marie-Louise Legg, 'Cave, George, Viscount Cave (1856–1928)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn, October 2006 http://0-www.oxforddnb.com.catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk:80/view/article/32329 accessed 30 July 2007