Edward Carson (Conservative politician)

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Edward Carson
Member of Parliament for Isle of Thanet
In office
5 July 1945 – 1953
Preceded byHarold Balfour
Succeeded byWilliam Rees-Davies
Personal details
Edward Carson

(1920-02-17)17 February 1920
Died6 March 1987(1987-03-06) (aged 67)
Political partyConservative
Heather Sclater (m. 1943–1987)
ParentsEdward Carson
Ruby Frewen
Alma materEton College
Trinity College, Cambridge

Edward Carson (17 February 1920 – 6 March 1987), sometimes known as Ned Carson, was a British Conservative politician.

Personal life[edit]

The Hon. Edward Carson was the youngest child of Lord Carson's five children (born when his father was 66), and he was the only child of his father's second wife Lucy Frewen.

Carson married Heather, daughter of Frank Arthur Sclater, O.B.E., M.C., of Milford, Surrey, in 1943;[1][2] their son, Edward Rory Carson, married Araminta, daughter of Sir John James MacDonald Horlick, 5th Baronet, in 1975.[3]

Edward Carson was educated at Eton College- as was his son (a barrister who lives in Henley-upon-Thames) and as were two of his grandsons- and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. [4]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Carson was a Member of Parliament for the Isle of Thanet from 1945, when aged 25, until he resigned from the House of Commons for health reasons in 1953. He died in March 1987 at the age of 67.


  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1985, pg 216
  2. ^ Dod's Parliamentary Companion, 1967, pg 291
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1995, pg 453
  4. ^ Dod's Parliamentary Companion, 1967, pg 291

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harold Balfour
Member of Parliament for Isle of Thanet
Succeeded by
William Rees-Davies
Preceded by
Ernest Millington
Baby of the House
July 1945–1948
Succeeded by
Roy Jenkins