Viscount Waverley

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Viscount Waverley, of Westdean in the County of Sussex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1952 for the civil servant and politician Sir John Anderson, who served variously as Governor of Bengal, Member of Parliament, Lord Privy Seal, Home Secretary, Lord President of the Council and Chancellor of the Exchequer. As of 2017 the title is held by his grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1990. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a cross-bencher.[1]

Viscounts Waverley (1938)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Forbes Alastair Rupert Anderson (b. 1996).


  1. ^ "The 75 elected hereditary peers". BBC News. 5 November 1999.