Archibald Boyd-Carpenter

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Major Sir Archibald Boyd Boyd-Carpenter (26 March 1873 – 27 May 1937) was a British Conservative Party politician.

The fourth son of William Boyd-Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon and Canon of Westminster, Archibald Boyd-Carpenter was educated at Harrow School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was Secretary and President of the Oxford Union.[1] Following college he worked for three years in the editorial staff of the Yorkshire Post.[1] With the start of the Second Boer War Boyd-Carpenter served with the Imperial Yeomanry and in 1900 was commissioned in the Highland Light Infantry.[1] During the war he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Queen's medal (with 3 clasps) and the King's medal (with 2 clasps). In the later stages of the war, he was from 1901 to 1902 Staff Captain to Major-General Lord Chesham, and Brigadier General Herbert Belfield while they served as Inspector general of Imperial Yeomanry. He returned home with Belfield in the SS Kinfauns Castle leaving Cape Town in early August 1902, after the war had ended.[2] He later served in the First World War.

He was Mayor of Harrogate, 1909–1910 and 1910–1911; Alderman of the Borough and represented Harrogate in West Riding County Council, 1910–1919. He was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford North from 1918 to 1923, for Coventry from 1924 to 1929 and for Chertsey from 1931.

Boyd-Carpenter held ministerial office as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour from November 1922 until March 1923, Financial Secretary to the Treasury from March to May 1923, Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty and Paymaster-General from May 1923 until January 1924. Boyd-Carpenter was knighted in 1926.[1]

Boyd-Carpenter married Annie Dugdale in 1907 and they had a son and daughter, he died on 27 May 1937 in Harrogate, aged 64.[1] His son, John, was also a Conservative MP and Minister.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sir Archibald Boyd Carpenter, M.P." Times [London, England] 28 May 1937: 18. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Return of Troops". The Times (36846). London. 14 August 1902. p. 8. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Bradford North
19181923
Succeeded by
Walter Rea
Preceded by
A. A. Purcell
Member of Parliament for Coventry
19241929
Succeeded by
Philip Noel-Baker
Preceded by
Sir Philip Richardson, Bt
Member of Parliament for Chertsey
1931 – 1937
Succeeded by
Arthur Marsden
Political offices
Preceded by
Anderson Montague-Barlow
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour
Nov 1922 – Mar 1923
Succeeded by
Henry Betterton
Preceded by
John Hills
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
March 1923–May 1923
Succeeded by
William Joynson-Hicks
Preceded by
Bolton Eyres-Monsell
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty
May 1923 – Jan 1924
Succeeded by
Charles Ammon
Preceded by
William Joynson-Hicks
Paymaster-General
May 1923 – Jan 1924
Succeeded by
Harry Gosling