Arthur Samuel, 1st Baron Mancroft
Lord Mancroft was the eldest son of Benjamin Samuel, of Norwich (19 April 1840 – 16 April 1890) and Rosetta Haldinstein (died 29 April 1907, daughter of Philip Haldinstein and wife Rachel Soman), and grandson of Michael Samuel (1799–1857), all of them Ashkenazi Jews.
Member of Parliament
In 1918 he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Farnham, a seat he would hold until 1937, and served under Stanley Baldwin as Secretary for Overseas Trade from 1924 to 1927 and as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1927 to 1929. He was also chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons in 1930 and 1931. Samuel was created a Baronet, of Mancroft, in the City of Norwich in the County of Norfolk, on 15 January 1932, and on 23 December 1937, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Mancroft, of Mancroft (referring to the area around St Peter Mancroft church) in the City of Norwich.
Lord Mancroft married Phoebe Fletcher, daughter of George Alfred Chune Fletcher and wife, in 1912. He died in August 1942, aged 69, and was succeeded in the baronetcy and barony by his son Stormont Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft. He was also to become a Conservative government minister.
Styles of address
- 1872-1918: Mr Arthur Samuel
- 1918-1932: Mr Arthur Samuel MP
- 1932-1937: Sir Arthur Samuel Bt MP
- 1937-1942: The Right Honourable The Lord Mancroft[a]
- Although The Lord Mancroft was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of Bt is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.
- Who's Who 1938, page 2220
- "no. 33791". The London Gazette. 19 January 1932. p. 419.
- "no. 34375". The London Gazette. 26 February 1937. p. 1324.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Farnham
|Secretary for Overseas Trade
|Financial Secretary to the Treasury
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Stormont Mancroft Samuel Mancroft