Robert Cecil

Lord Robert Cecil

Rush ID: 8199

Details

Born:
14 September 1864
Died:
24 November 1958
Birth place:
London, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Lord Robert Cecil MP, later Prime Minister) and Georgiana Caroline Alderson
Notes:
Held further ministerial offices after elevation to Peerage. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1937.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
3

References

Rush ID:
8199
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q12702
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. CECIL, Lord Robert (1864-1958)
  2. GASCOYNE-CECIL, Robert (1864-1958) **

Alternative names

  1. Robert (Edgar Algernon Robert) Gascoyne-Cecil (family name)

    1864 - 1958

    family name

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

    New hereditary

    1923

Constituencies

  1. Hitchin

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1923
    Date of exit: 6 December 1923
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  2. Hitchin

    Party: Co. Con.
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1922
    Date of exit: 15 November 1922
    Party: Co. Con.
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Sat as Conservative for latter part of this service.
  3. Hitchin

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1911*
    Date of election: 23 November 1911
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  4. Marylebone East

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1910¹
    Date of exit: 15 January 1910
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Relocation / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Defeated contesting Blackburn at 1910¹ General Election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Wisbech

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910²
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  2. Blackburn

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Under-Secretary of State 1915-1918

    Foreign Office

  2. Minister of Blockade 1916-1918

Higher education

  1. University College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Lambton, Lady Eleanor

Relationships

  1. Son of Robert Cecil

  2. Brother of Hugh Cecil

  3. Brother of Cranborne

  4. Nephew of Eustace Cecil

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. League of Nations Union officer

    President 1923-1945

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. St Stephen's Club