John Rous, 4th Earl of Stradbroke

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John Rous
Earl of Stradbroke
Predecessor George Rous
Successor William Rous
Titles and styles
Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk
Father George Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke
Born (1903-04-01)1 April 1903
Died 14 July 1983(1983-07-14) (aged 80)

John Anthony Alexander Rous, 4th Earl of Stradbroke, KStJ (1 April 1903 – 14 July 1983), was a British nobleman, the son of George Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke.[1] He was styled Viscount Dunwich from birth until acceding to the earldom in 1947.[2]

He was educated at the RN College Osborne and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth then served from 1917 to 1928 and again between 1939 and 1945. He was Secretary to the Governor of Victoria from 1946 to 1947. He was a member of East Suffolk County Council from 1931 to 1945; and an Alderman from 1953 to 1964. In 1978 he was awarded the Scout Association's prestigious Silver Wolf Award.

He was succeeded by his brother William Rous, 5th Earl of Stradbroke.


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  2. ^ ‘STRADBROKE’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 8 Sept 2016
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Stradbroke
Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk
Succeeded by
Sir Joshua Rowley, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Rous
Earl of Stradbroke
Succeeded by
William Rous