Richard Wood

Hon. Richard Frederick Wood

Rush ID: 8831

Details

Born:
5 October 1920
Died:
11 August 2002
Birth place:
London, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Company director (newspapers/publishing)
Parentage:
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood MP (1st Earl of Halifax) and Lady Dorothy Onslow
Notes:
Obituary in The Guardian, 17/08/2002
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Non-Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8831
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q7330071
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WOOD, Hon. Richard (1920-2002)

Peerages

  1. Baron Holderness

    Baron Holderness of Bishop Wilton

    Life

    1979

Constituencies

  1. Bridlington

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1979
    Date of exit: 3 May 1979
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1951-1955

    to D. Heathcoat-Amory

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1955-1958

    Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance

  3. Parliamentary Secretary 1958-1959

    Ministry of Labour

  4. Minister for Power 1959-1963

  5. Minister of Pensions and National Insurance 1963-1964

  6. Minister of Overseas Development 1970-1974

Higher education

  1. New College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Kellett, Diana

    Year: 1947

    Notes: 1 son, 1 daughter

Relationships

  1. Son of Edward Wood

  2. Brother of Charles Wood

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. PEST member