Roger Swinfen Eady, 3rd Baron Swinfen

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Roger Mynors Swinfen Eady, 3rd Baron Swinfen, MBE (born 14 December 1938) is a British parliamentarian, and one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords following the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a Conservative.[1]

Swinfen was educated at Westminster School and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, after which he received a Short Service Commission in The Royal Scots before leaving the British Army in the rank of Lieutenant.[2]

A philanthropist dedicated to public service, he is the Founding Trustee of the Swinfen Charitable Trust[3] and was Director of the American Telemedicine Association from 2009 until 2013.

Swinfen is President of the South East Region British Sports Association for the Disabled and Between 1983 and 1997, he served as a Member of the Direct Mail Services Standards Board. In 1988, he became Patron of the Disablement Income Group, in 1996, Patron of Labrador Rescue South East,[4] in 2002, Patron of World Orthopaedic Concern,[5] and of the Kunde Foundation[6] in 2007.

As a member of the House of Lords, he has sat on various UK Parliamentary Committees.[7]

Swinfen is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Drapers as well as a Freeman of the City of London.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to international telemedicine for his work with the Swinfen Charitable Trust.[8]

Selected published works[edit]

  • An Evaluation of the First Year's Experience with a Low-cost Telemedicine Link in Bangladesh (2001)
  • Store-and-Forward Teleneurology in Developing Countries (2001)
  • Experience with a Low-cost Telemedicine System in Three Developing Countries (2001)

Honours and fellowships[edit]

Family[edit]

The elder son of Charles, 2nd Baron Swinfen, a barrister, and the novelist Mary Wesley,[10] daughter of Colonel Harold Mynors Farmar, CMG, DSO, his parents divorced in 1945. He succeeded as 3rd Baron upon his father's death in 1977.

In 1962, then styled The Hon. Roger Swinfen Eady, he married Patricia Anne Blackmore. Lord and Lady Swinfen have three daughters and a son, The Hon. Charles Eady (b. 1971),[11] who is heir apparent to the family title.[12]

Arms[edit]

Arms of Roger Swinfen Eady, 3rd Baron Swinfen
Coronet
That of a Baron
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Crest
A Demi-lion rampant Vert charged on the body with a Battle-axe erect and holding a like Axe in bend Argent
Helm
That of a Peer
Escutcheon
Per pale Argent and Vert on a Chevron between three Battle-axes as many Ermine Spots all Counterchanged
Supporters
Dexter, a Lion guardant Vert charged with a Battle-axe Argent; Sinister, a Lion guardant Argent charged with a Battle-axe Vert
Motto
Per ardua ad alta (en: Onwards and upwards through hardship)
Orders
MBE insignia suspended below the Shield
MBE medal.jpg

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Eady
Baron Swinfen
1977–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Hon. Charles Eady