Ernest Pooley

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Sir Ernest Henry Pooley, 1st Baronet GCVO (20 November 1876 – 13 February 1966), was a British arts administrator.

Pooley was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was knighted in 1932[1] and made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1943.[2] From 1946 to 1953 he was Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain. He was created a baronet, of Westbrook House in the Parish of Tillington in the County of Sussex, in January 1953.[3] He was further honoured when he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) in 1956.[4] He published The Guilds Of The City Of London in 1947. Pooley died in February 1966, aged 89, when the baronetcy became extinct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 33838". The London Gazette. 24 June 1932. p. 4112. 
  2. ^ "No. 36309". The London Gazette. 31 December 1943. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "No. 39777". The London Gazette. 13 February 1953. p. 906. 
  4. ^ "No. 40960". The London Gazette. 28 December 1956. p. 5. 

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
The Lord Keynes
Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain
1946–1953
Succeeded by
Kenneth Clark
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Westbrook House)
1953–1966
Extinct