Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon

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The Rt Hon. Janric Fraser Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon (born 9 June 1944), is a British peer and chartered accountant. He is one of the 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999; he sits as a crossbencher.

The son of the 2nd Viscount Craigavon, he was born into a famous Ulster family and was educated at Eton College, Berkshire, and at the University of London, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. In 1974, he succeeded to his father's titles. Lord Craigavon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Anglo-Austrian Society. He was made a Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 1998, a Commander of the Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star in the following year and a Knight of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog in 2006.

He is a former trustee of the Progress Educational Trust, and is now an advisor for the Trust. He is an atheist.

Styles of address and arms[edit]

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1944-1974: The Honourable Janric Craig
  • 1974-: The Right Honourable The Viscount Craigavon[a]
  1. ^ Although The Viscount Craigavon is a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of Bt is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.


Arms of Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon
Coat of arms of the Craig family
A coronet of a Viscount
Gules a Fess Ermine between three Bridges of as many arches proper
A Demi-Lion rampant per fess Gules and Sable holding in the dexter paw a Mullet Or
Dexter: a Constable of the Ulster Special Constabulary his hand resting on a Rifle proper; Sinister: a Private of the Royal Ulster Rifles armed and accoutred also proper


Charity Provokes Charity


External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Craig
Viscount Craigavon