Charles Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda

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1968 photograph, by Godfrey Argent.

Charles Garrett Ponsonby Moore, 11th Earl of Drogheda KG, KBE (23 April 1910 – 24 December 1989),[1] styled Viscount Moore until 1957, was a British peer.

Moore was the eldest son of Henry Moore, 10th Earl of Drogheda and his first wife, Kathleen and was educated at Eton. In 1940, he became a captain in the Territorial Army division of the Royal Artillery. In 1946, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services as an Assistant Secretary at the Board of Trade and for his work with the Ministry of Production during World War II.

In 1946, he became Managing Director of The Financial Times and inherited his father's earldom in 1957. In 1964, he was promoted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services as Chairman of the Royal Opera House and on his retirement in 1972, was appointed a Knight of the Garter. From 1974, he was President of the Institute of Directors and from 1983, was Independent National Director of Times Newspapers, holding both posts up until his death.

On 16 May 1935, Drogheda had married Joan Eleanor Carr (1903–1989) and they had one child, Henry "Derry" Dermot Ponsonby (born 1937), a photographer, who inherited the earldom upon Lord Drogheda's death in 1989.

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  1. ^ Charles Moore 11th Earl of DroghedaThe Peerage.com Retrieved December 8, 2016

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Charles Ponsonby Moore
Earl of Drogheda
1957–1989
Succeeded by
Henry Dermot Ponsonby "Derry" Moore
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Charles Ponsonby Moore
Baron Moore
1957–1989
Succeeded by
Henry Dermot Ponsonby "Derry" Moore