Peter Legh

Hon. Peter Richard Legh

Rush ID: 8808

Details

Born:
6 April 1915
Died:
16 June 1992
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
3rd Baron Newton and Helen Meysey-Thompson, daughter of Henry Meysey-Thompson MP
Notes:
Also held ministerial offices after succession to Peerage.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Chief Whip/Deputy
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8808
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q7175415
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. LEGH, Hon. Peter (1915-1992)

Peerages

  1. 4th Baron Newton

    Hereditary

    1960

Constituencies

  1. Petersfield

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1951
    Date of election: 25 October 1951
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1960*
    Date of exit: 11 June 1960
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1952-1953

    to John Boyd-Carpenter, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury

  2. Assistant Whip 1953-1955

  3. Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1955-1957

  4. Treasurer of the Royal Household 1959-1960

  5. Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household 1957-1959

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Egerton-Warburton, Priscilla

    Year: 1948

Relationships

  1. Grandson of Thomas Legh

  2. Indirect relative of William Legh

  3. Grandson of Henry Meysey-Thompson

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Local governments

  1. Hampshire County Council

    member

    1949-1952

  2. Hampshire County Council

    member

    1954-1955

Clubs

  1. Constitutional Club

  2. Pratt's Club

  3. St James's Club