Ivor Guest, 2nd Viscount Wimborne

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Wimborne
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Brecon and Radnorshire
In office
14 November 1935 – 1 August 1939
Preceded by Walter D'Arcy Hall
Succeeded by William Frederick Jackson
Majority 2,169 (5.2%)
Personal details
Born Ivor Grosvenor Guest
(1903-02-21)21 February 1903
London, England
Died 7 January 1967(1967-01-07) (aged 63)
Westminster, London, England
Nationality British
Political party National
Spouse(s) Lady Mabel Edith
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Politician

Ivor Grosvenor Guest, 2nd Viscount Wimborne (21 February 1903 – 7 January 1967) was a British politician.

Early life[edit]

Ivor Grosvenor Wimborne was born on 21 February 1903 and was the son of Ivor Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne (1873–1939), and his wife the Hon. Alice Katherine Sibell (died 1948). His maternal grandfather was Robert Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury (1834–1918). He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]


After Cambridge, he served with the Royal Tank Corps (TA), achieving the rank of lieutenant.[1]

From 1935 to 1939, he was National Member of Parliament (MP) for Brecon and Radnor. The latter year he succeeded his father in the viscountcy and entered the House of Lords.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Wimborne married Lady Mabel Edith, daughter of Giles Fox-Strangways, 6th Earl of Ilchester (1874–1959), in 1938. William Walton composed "Set me as a seal upon thine heart" for the wedding.[4]

He died in January 1967, aged 63, and was succeeded in his title by his son Ivor Fox-Strangways Guest (1939–1993).[2]


  1. ^ a b Hazlehurst, Cameron; Whitehead, Sally; Woodland, Christine (1996). A Guide to the Papers of British Cabinet Ministers 1900-1964. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521587433. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Person Page 2532". Thepeerage.com. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Conqueror 575859". William1.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ "William Walton - Set me as a seal upon thine heart". Classical Archives. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter D'Arcy Hall
Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnor
Succeeded by
William Jackson
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ivor Churchill Guest
Viscount Wimborne
Succeeded by
Ivor Fox-Strangways Guest
Party political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Moynihan
Treasurer of the Liberal Party
With: Wulff Henry Grey
Patrick Moynihan
Succeeded by
Wulff Henry Grey
Patrick Moynihan