John Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 3rd Baron Acton

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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.

Honours[edit]

In December 1945, Acton was appointed to the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire as a Member.[1] In February 1947, he was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Salop[2] but resigned his commission in November the same year because he stopped living in the county.[3] In the 1964 New Year Honours, Acton was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George as a Companion.[4]

Family[edit]

He married Daphne Strutt (d. 2003), daughter of Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh on 25 November 1931. The couple had the following children:

Styles of address[edit]

  • 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
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.

References[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton
Baron Acton
1924–1989
Succeeded by
Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton