Edward Cadogan

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Sir Edward Cecil George Cadogan, KBE, CB (15 November 1880 – 13 September 1962) was a British, Conservative politician.

Cadogan was a younger son of the 5th Earl Cadogan and his wife, Beatrix, a daughter of the 2nd Earl Craven. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford before training as a barrister.

From 1911-21, he was Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons, James Lowther and also fought in World War I as a Major in the Suffolk Yeomanry. Lowther retired in 1921 and Cadogan was awarded the CB that year. A year later, he entered the Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading in 1922. He subsequently represented the seats of Finchley and Bolton and was a member of the Indian Statutory Commission from 1927-30.

Cadogan was knighted in 1939 and fought with the RAF during World War II. He died unmarried and childless in 1962.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Leslie Orme Wilson
Member of Parliament for Reading
Succeeded by
Somerville Hastings
Preceded by
Thomas Robertson
Member of Parliament for Finchley
Succeeded by
Sir John Crowder
Preceded by
Sir John Haslam
and Sir Cyril Entwistle
Member of Parliament for Bolton
With: Sir Cyril Entwistle
Succeeded by
John Jones
and John Lewis