Walter Runciman

Mr Walter Runciman

Rush ID: 5636

Details

Born:
19 November 1870
Died:
14 November 1949
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Company director
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
Sir Walter Runciman MP, Bart (1st Baron Runciman), and Ann Lawson
Notes:
Succeeded his wife as MP in 1929.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
5636
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333376
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. RUNCIMAN, Walter (1870-1949)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

    New hereditary

    1937

    June 1937

  2. 2nd Baron Runciman

    Hereditary

    1937

Constituencies

  1. St Ives

    Party: Nat. Lib.
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1937*
    Date of exit: 3 June 1937
    Party: Nat. Lib.
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. St Ives

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  3. Swansea West

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1929
    Date of exit: 30 May 1929
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  4. Dewsbury

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1902*
    Date of election: 28 January 1902
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Oldham

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1899*
    Date of election: 6 July 1899
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1900
    Date of exit: 1 October 1900
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Brighton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  2. Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  3. Edinburgh North

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1920*
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  4. Gravesend

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1898*
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Parliamentary Secretary 1905-1907

    Board of Local Government

  2. Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1907-1908

  3. President of the Board of Education 1908-1911

  4. President of the Board of Agriculture 1911-1914

  5. President of the Board of Trade 1914-1916

  6. President of the Board of Trade 1931-1937

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Marriages

  1. Stevenson, Hilda

    Year: 1898

Relationships

  1. Son of Walter Runciman

  2. Married to Hilda Runciman

  3. Related by marriage to James Stevenson

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

    -1931

  2. National Liberal member

    1931-

Political organisations

  1. Chamber of Shipping officer

    President

Clubs

  1. Royal Yacht Squadron

  2. Brooks's Club

  3. Reform Club