Anthony Hurd, Baron Hurd

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Anthony Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd (2 May 1901 – 12 February 1966) was a British politician and former Conservative Member of Parliament for Newbury.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Hurd was first elected to the Newbury constituency in the 1945 general election and won each successive election in Newbury until standing down before the 1964 general election. He was knighted for his political service in 1959.[1]

Life peerage[edit]

On 24 August 1964 he was created a Life Peer as Baron Hurd, of Newbury in the Royal County of Berkshire[2] which entitled him to a seat in the House of Lords. He died just two years later at the age of 64.


His father, Sir Percy Hurd, was MP for Devizes, his brother was Robert Hurd (architect);[3] his son, Douglas now Lord Hurd of Westwell, was MP for Mid-Oxfordshire and former Foreign Secretary. His grandson, The Hon Nick Hurd is MP for Ruislip Northwood and Pinner.

Personal life[edit]

Hurd married on 26 September 1928 Stephanie Frances Corner daughter of Edred Moss Corner who was invested as a Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (F.R.C.S.) and they had three children.

British Conservative politician who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major from 1979 to 1995.

  • John Julian Hurd (1932-1951)
  • Honourable Stephen Anthony Hurd (1933-)

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1901–1945: Mr Anthony Hurd
  • 1945–1959: Mr Anthony Hurd MP
  • 1959–1964: Sir Anthony Hurd MP[1]
  • 1959–1966: Sir Anthony Hurd
  • 1964–1966: The Rt Hon. The Lord Hurd[2]


  1. ^ a b "no. 41637". The London Gazette. 17 February 1959. p. 1163. 
  2. ^ a b "no. 43419". The London Gazette. 25 August 1964. p. 7261. 
  3. ^

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Howard Clifton Brown
Member of Parliament for Newbury
Succeeded by
John Astor