Basil Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson of Ayot
|Born||19 June 1894|
|Died||15 August 1971|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Oxford|
|Title||Baron Sanderson of Ayot|
|Spouse(s)||Evelyn Constance Ismay|
|Children||Alan Lindsay Sanderson|
|Parent(s)||Harold Arthur Sanderson|
|Relatives||J. Bruce Ismay (father-in-law)|
Like his father he became involved in business, especially the shipping trade, and held directorships with numerous company.
During the Second World War he served as Director of Shipping in Port at the Ministry of Shipping from 1939 to 1941 and as Head of Port Transit Control at the Ministry of War Transport from 1941 to 1945. After the war Sanderson was managing director of the Shaw Savill shipping line from 1945 to 1959 and the firm's chairman from 1947 to 1963.
Death and legacy
- Burke’s Peerage & Baronetage, Crans, Switzerland: Burke’s Peerage, 2003, p. 3522
- Cokayne, George Edward; Hammond, Peter W. (1998), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant: Addenda and Corrigenda, XIV, Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Publishing, Ltd., p. 829
- "No. 42085". The London Gazette. 5 July 1960. p. 4671.
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Baron Sanderson of Ayot||Succeeded by|
Alan Lindsay Sanderson