Cameron Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold
The Lord Cobbold
|Governor of the Bank of England|
1 March 1949 – 30 June 1961
|Preceded by||The Lord Catto|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Cromer|
Cameron Fromanteel Cobbold
14 September 1904
|Died||1 November 1987 (aged 83)|
Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge|
Bank of England
Cobbold joined the Bank of England at the invitation of bank Governor Montagu Norman in 1933. He was appointed Deputy Governor in 1945 and became governor in 1949. During his tenure he was sworn of the Privy Council (1959) and was created Baron Cobbold, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford (1960). He retired as governor in 1961.
He subsequently led the Cobbold Commission in 1962 which studied the question of North Borneo and Sarawak's entry to formed Malaysia. In 1963, he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order and Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II. He served until 1971, and during his tenure the Lord Chamberlain's theatrical censorship role was abolished (1968) and he was appointed to the Order of the Garter (1970). Cobbold was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Hertford (1972).
In 1966, he received the Grand Decoration in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria.
In April 1930, Cobbold married Hermione Millicent Bulwer-Lytton, daughter and heir to Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton. Their seat was at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire. They had two daughters and two sons.
He died in 1987 at Knebworth. His eldest son, David, succeeded to his barony.
- "No. 41589". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1958. p. 1.
- "No. 42202". The London Gazette. 25 November 1960. p. 8045.
- "No. 42909". The London Gazette. 1 February 1963. p. 979.
- "No. 45087". The London Gazette. 24 April 1970. p. 4655.
- "No. 45716". The London Gazette. 30 June 1972. p. 7869.
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 214. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- Taylor, Peter (May 2005). "Cobbold, Cameron Fromanteel, first Baron Cobbold (1904–1987)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/40108. Retrieved 7 November 2009. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
Sir Otto Niemeyer
| High Sheriff of the County of London
The Lord Catto
| Governor of the Bank of England
The Earl of Cromer
The Earl of Scarbrough
| Lord Chamberlain
The Lord Maclean
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baron Cobbold