John Baird

Mr John Lawrence Baird

Rush ID: 8090

Details

Born:
27 April 1874
Died:
20 August 1941
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Diplomatic service
Election occupation:
Diplomatic service
Parentage:
Sir Alexander Baird, 1st Bart, and Annette Palk, daughter of 1st Baron Haldon
Notes:
Succeeded as Baronet in 1920. Governor-General of Australia, 1925-1930.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1920
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
8090
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q334198
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BAIRD, John (1874-1941)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Stonehaven

    New hereditary

    1925

  2. 1st Viscount Stonehaven

    New hereditary

    1938

Constituencies

  1. Ayr District of Burghs

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1925*
    Date of exit: 25 May 1925
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Rugby

    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: 1922
    Date of exit: 15 November 1922
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Under-Secretary of State 1919-1922

    Home Office

  2. Minister of Transport 1922-1924

  3. Under-Secretary of State 1916-1919

    Air Ministry

  4. PPS 1911-1916

    to Bonar Law

  5. First Commissioner of Works 1922-1924

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Keith-Falconer, Lady Ethel

    Year: 1905

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Turf Club

  2. Carlton Club