Oliver Wallop, 8th Earl of Portsmouth

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Oliver Henry Wallop, 8th Earl of Portsmouth (13 January 1861 – 10 February 1943) was a British peer and also served in the Wyoming State Legislature in the United States.

Wallop had moved from England to the United States, and had been living the life of a rancher in Sheridan, Wyoming, at the time of the death in 1925 of his older brother, the 7th Earl. Known as O.H. Wallop, he had served two terms as a Republican in the Wyoming House of Representatives.[1][2] Wallop, who had become an United States citizen in 1891, was allowed to take his seat in the House of Lords after renouncing American citizenship.[3]

His grandson, Malcolm Wallop, also served in the Wyoming State Legislature, and three terms in the United States Senate.


  1. ^ The State of Wyoming Legislature-O. H. Wallop
  2. ^ "Neighbors Put Out Over Losing Cowpuncher Friend, Who Is to Become Earl", Pittsburgh Press, September 9, 1925, p10; "Wyoming Cowboy Is Earl of Portsmouth, Inheriting the Title of Brother in England", New York Times, September 9, 1925, p1
  3. ^ "Earl of Portsmouth Quits Wyoming Ranch; Ends American Citizenship of 42 Years", New York Times, April 8, 1933, p31