Burghley

Lord David George Brownlow Burghley

Rush ID: 7826

Details

Born:
9 February 1905
Died:
21 October 1981
Birth place:
Burghley House, Lincolnshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Company director-banking, railways, land, insur
Parentage:
5th Marquess of Exeter and Myra Orde-Powlett
Notes:
Won gold medal at 1924 Olympic Games, as depicted in film Chariots of Fire.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
PPS
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
7826
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q1628
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BURGHLEY, Lord (1905-1981)
  2. CECIL, David (1905-1981) **

Alternative names

  1. David (David George Brownlow) Cecil (family name)

    1905

    family name

Peerages

  1. 6th Marquess of Exeter

    Hereditary

    1956

Constituencies

  1. Peterborough

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1943*
    Date of exit: 20 September 1943
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as Governor of Bermuda.

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1939-1940

    Ministry of Supply

  2. PPS 1932

    to Viscount Hailsham

Higher education

  1. Magdalene College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lady Mary Theresa

    Year: 1929

    Notes: divorced 1946. 1 son, 3 daughters

  2. Forbes, Diana Mary

    Year: 1946

    Notes: 1 daughter

Relationships

  1. Grandson of Burghley

  2. Indirect relative of Burghley

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. Junior Imperial League leader

    Chairman

Clubs

  1. Junior Carlton Club

  2. Pratt's Club