John Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 3rd Baron Acton
John Emerich Henry Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 3rd Baron Acton CMG MBE TD (15 December 1907 – 23 January 1989) was a British Peer. The son of Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, he succeeded to the barony upon the death of his father.
In December 1945, Acton was appointed to the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire as a Member. In February 1947, he was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Salop but resigned his commission in November the same year because he stopped living in the county. In the 1964 New Year Honours, Acton was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George as a Companion.
He married Daphne Strutt (d. 2003), daughter of Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh on 25 November 1931. The couple had the following children:
- Hon. Pelline Margot Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 24 December 1932)
- Hon. Charlotte Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (1934–1935)
- Hon. Catherine Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 30 December 1939)
- Sir Richard Gerald Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 4th Baron Acton (b. 30 July 1941 — d. 10 October 2010)
- Reverend Canon Dr John Charles Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 26 January 1943)
- Hon. Robert Peter Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 23 June 1946)
- Hon. Jill Mary Joan Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 15 June 1947)
- Dr Edward David Joseph Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 4 February 1949)
- Hon. Peter Hedley Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 27 March 1950)
- Hon. Mary Anne Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 30 March 1951)
- Hon. Jane Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b. 25 January 1954)
Styles of address
- 1907–1919: The Hon. John Dalberg-Acton
- 1919–1924: The Hon. John Lyon-Dalberg-Acton
- 1924–1945: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton[a]
- 1945–1947: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton MBE
- 1947: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton MBE DL[b]
- 1947–1964: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton MBE
- 1964–1989: The Rt Hon. The Lord Acton CMG MBE
- Although The Lord Acton was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.
- Although The Lord Acton was made a Deputy Lieutenant in February 1947, he resigned his commission in November the same year because he stopped living in the county.
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