Sir Robert Cary, 1st Baronet

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Robert Archibald Cary
1st Baronet
Member of Parliament
for Manchester Withington
In office
25 October 1951 – 8 February 1974
Preceded byJohn Potter
Succeeded byWilliam Proctor
Member of Parliament
for Eccles
In office
14 November 1935 – 15 June 1945
Preceded byFrederick Cundiff
Succeeded byFred Silvester
Personal details
Born(1898-05-25)25 May 1898
London, England
Died1 October 1979(1979-10-01) (aged 81)
Rosamond Mary Curzon
(m. 1924)
ChildrenRoger Hugh Cary
Parent(s)Robert Cary
Alice Day
RelativesArtuhur Frederick Johnson (uncle-in-law) and Alice Cary (aunt)

William Richard Cary (uncle)

Isabella Ann Cary (aunt) and Henry George Shore (uncle-in-law)

Sir Robert Archibald Cary, 1st Baronet (25 May 1898 – 1 October 1979) was a British Conservative politician.

Early life[edit]

The son of Robert Cary and Alice Day, he was educated at Ardingly College and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Serving to the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Cary fought in the First World War and Second World War.

Political career[edit]

From 1939 to 1942, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Civil Lords of the Admiralty, from 1942 to 1945 to the Secretary of State for India and Burma. In 1944 and 1945, he was Assistant Government Whip and Junior Lord of the Treasury between May and July 1945. From 1951 to 1955 he was again Parliamentary Private Secretary, this time to the Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons

Cary was Member of Parliament (MP) for Eccles from 1935 to 1945 and for Manchester Withington from 1951 until his retirement at the February 1974 general election. Knighted already in 1945,[1] he was created a baronet, of Withington in the County Palatine of Lancaster on 12 July 1955.[2]


On 30 April 1924, he married Rosamond Mary Scarsdale, daughter of Colonel Alfred Nathaniel Curzon, son of Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, 4th Baron Scarsdale. They had one son, Sir Roger Hugh Cary, 2nd Baronet.


  1. ^ "No. 37243". The London Gazette. 28 August 1945. p. 4345.
  2. ^ "No. 40537". The London Gazette. 15 July 1955. p. 4092.

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Preceded by Member of Parliament for Eccles
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington
1951February 1974
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
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