Duncan Sandys

Mr Duncan Edwin Sandys

Rush ID: 8481

Details

Born:
24 January 1908
Died:
26 November 1987
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Diplomatic service
Election occupation:
Diplomatic service
Parentage:
Captain George Sandys MP and Mildred Cameron
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8481
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q203129
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SANDYS, Duncan (1908-1987)

Peerages

  1. Baron Duncan-Sandys

    Life

    1974

Constituencies

  1. Wandsworth Streatham

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1974ยน
    Date of exit: 28 February 1974
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None
  2. Lambeth Norwood

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1935*
    Date of election: 14 March 1935
    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. Financial Secretary to the War Office 1941-1943

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1943-1944

    Ministry of Supply

  3. Minister of Works 1944-1945

  4. Minister of Supply 1951-1954

  5. Minister of Housing and Local Government 1954-1957

  6. Minister of Defence 1957-1959

  7. Minister of Aviation 1959-1960

  8. Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations 1960-1964

  9. Secretary of State for the Colonies 1962-1964

Higher education

  1. Magdalen College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Churchill, Diana

    Year: 1935

    Notes: divorced 1960

  2. Schmitt, Marie-Claire

    Year: 1962

    Notes: 1 son, 3 daughters

Relationships

  1. Son of George Sandys

  2. Related by marriage to Winston Churchill

  3. Related by marriage to Piers Dixon

  4. Related by marriage to Dennis Walters

  5. Father of Laura Sandys

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club