John Strachey (journalist)

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John St Loe Strachey

John St Loe Strachey (9 February 1860 – 26 August 1927), was a British journalist and newspaper proprietor.


Strachey was the second son of Sir Edward Strachey, 3rd Baronet, and his wife Mary Isabella (née Symonds),[1] and the brother of Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie, and Henry Strachey. He was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford,[1] and later called to the Bar, but chose to take up journalism as his profession.[1] Between 1887 and 1925, he was editor of The Spectator. He was a close friend and confidant of the diplomat, Sir Cecil Spring Rice, with whom he corresponded for many years.[2]

Strachey also edited (1896–1897) The Cornhill Magazine.[1]

Strachey's son John became a Labour politician and government minister.

His daughter Amabel married the architect Clough Williams-Ellis.


  • The Adventure of Living : a Subjective Autobiography, [1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Strachey, John St. Loe" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 32 (12th ed.). London & New York: The Encyclopædia Britannica Company. p. 579.
  2. ^ Burton, David Henry (1990). Cecil Spring Rice: A Diplomat's Life. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-8386-3395-3.

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Preceded by Editor of The Spectator
1887 - 1925
Succeeded by