George Lambert, 2nd Viscount Lambert

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George Lambert, 2nd Viscount Lambert, TD (27 November 1909 – 24 May 1989) was a British politician.

Lambert was the eldest son of long-serving Devon Member of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. George Lambert. He was educated at Harrow School and New College, Oxford. During World War II he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, but transferred to the Royal Artillery in 1940. He became a Lieutenant-Colonel and a War Office liaison officer, visiting the Mediterranean, India and South-East Asia Commands.

After almost fifty years in Parliament, George Lambert senior stepped down at the 1945 general election and was created Viscount Lambert. Lambert younger stood successfully as a National Liberal candidate in his father's seat, South Molton. In 1950 the constituency was abolished and replaced by Torrington, which Lambert continued to serve until his father's death in 1958, at which point he joined the House of Lords. This prompted the Torrington by-election, 1958 and the Liberal Party's first by-election gain in almost thirty years

He married Patricia (Patsy) Quinn in 1939. Quinn who was Anglo-Irish, came over from her family home Greylands in Dalkey to be educated in England where she was educated at the Sacred Heart Convent in Roehampton where she shared a room with Vivien Leigh and they became lifelong friends; she was a bridesmaid at her first wedding. They had a son George who died in 1970 in a car accident and a daughter Louise.

In Parliament, Lambert spoke on agriculture matters. He sold the family estate in Devon in the 1970s and moved to Switzerland where he died in 1989 and Patsy, Viscountess Lambert, died in 1991.

His brother Michael who lived near Siena inherited the title but he died without issue in 1999 and the title became extinct.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Lambert (1st)
Member of Parliament for South Molton
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Torrington
Succeeded by
Mark Bonham Carter
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Lambert (1st)
Viscount Lambert
Succeeded by
Michael Lambert