Peter Thorneycroft

Mr George Edward Peter Thorneycroft

Rush ID: 5977

Details

Born:
26 July 1909
Died:
4 June 1994
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
Major Mervyn Thorneycroft and the daughter of Sir W. Franklyn
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
5977
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q334282
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. THORNEYCROFT, Peter (1909-1994)

Peerages

  1. Baron Thorneycroft

    Life

    1967

Constituencies

  1. Monmouth

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1945*
    Date of election: 30 October 1945
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1966
    Date of exit: 31 March 1966
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Stafford

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1938*
    Date of election: 9 June 1938
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Parliamentary Secretary 1945

    May-July 1945; Ministry of War Transport

  2. President of the Board of Trade 1951-1957

  3. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1957-1958

  4. Minister of Aviation 1960-1962

  5. Minister of Defence 1962-1964

  6. Secretary of State for Defence 1964

    April-October 1964

Higher education

  1. RMA Woolwich

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Page, Sheila

    Year: 1938

    Notes: Divorced 1949

  2. Roberti, Carla

    Year: 1949

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

    Chairman 1975-

Clubs

  1. Army and Navy Club