Viscount Simon

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Viscount Simon, of Stackpole Elidor in the County of Pembroke, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1940 for the Liberal politician Sir John Simon. He was Home Secretary from 1915 to 1916 and 1935 to 1937, Foreign Secretary from 1931 to 1935, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1937 to 1940 and Lord Chancellor from 1940 to 1945. His wife Kathleen was an abolitionist.[vague][citation needed] As of 2012 the title is held by his grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1993. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits on the Labour benches.

Viscounts Simon (1940)[edit]

There is no heir apparent to the viscountcy.

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