Edward Wood

Hon. Edward Frederick Lindley Wood

Rush ID: 7859

Details

Born:
16 April 1881
Died:
23 December 1959
Birth place:
Powderham Castle, Devon, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
University fellow
Election occupation:
Writer / Journalist
Parentage:
2nd Viscount Halifax
Notes:
Better known as Viscount Halifax, under which name he was Foreign Secretary 1938-1940.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
7859
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333426
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. HALIFAX, Viscount (1881-1959) **
  2. WOOD, Hon. Edward (1881-1959)

Alternative names

  1. Viscount Halifax (title)

    1934 - 1944

    title assumed on succession to peerage in 1934

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Irwin

    New hereditary

    1925

  2. 3rd Viscount Halifax

    3rd Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton

    Hereditary

    1934

  3. 1st Earl of Halifax

    New hereditary

    1944

Constituencies

  1. Ripon

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1910ยน
    Date of election: 15 January 1910
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1925*
    Date of exit: c. 1925*
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Exit October 1925; resigned on appointment as Viceroy of India.

Ministerial offices

  1. Under-Secretary 1921-1922

    for the Colonies

  2. President of the Board of Education 1922-1924

  3. President of the Board of Education 1932-1935

  4. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 1924-1925

  5. Secretary of State for War 1935

  6. Lord Privy Seal 1935-1937

  7. Lord President of the Council 1937-1938

  8. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1938-1940

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Onslow, Lady Dorothy

    Year: 1909

Relationships

  1. Father of Charles Wood

  2. Grandson of Charles Wood

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club