John Gretton, 2nd Baron Gretton

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John Frederic Gretton, 2nd Baron Gretton OBE (15 August 1902 – 26 March 1982), was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Gretton was the son of John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, and Hon. Maud Helen de Moleyns, daughter of Dayrolles Blakeney Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry. Lord Gretton was educated at Eton.

He was elected to the House of Commons for Burton in 1943 (succeeding his father), a seat he held until 1945. Two years later he succeeded his father as second Baron Gretton and entered the House of Lords.

Lord Gretton married on 6 May 1930 Anna Helena, known as Margaret, elder daughter of Captain Henrik Loeffler, of 51 Grosvenor Square, London. She was a JP in 1943 for Staffordshire and lived at the Rectory, Ufford, near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

  • John Henrik Gretton, 3rd Baron
  • Anthony David Erik (25 Jul 1945 – 13 Nov 1982)
  • Mary Ann Maud Sigrid (5 Jan 1939- )
  • Elizabeth Margaret (25 Jul 1945- )

He died in March 1982, aged 79, and was succeeded in the barony by his son John Henrik Gretton.



Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Gretton
Member of Parliament for Burton
Succeeded by
Arthur William Lyne
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Gretton
Baron Gretton
Succeeded by
John Henrik Gretton
Other offices
Preceded by
Maurice Arthur Pryor
President of the Institute of Brewing
1960 – 1962
Succeeded by
Francis Northey Richardson