R.A. Butler

Mr Richard Austen Butler

Rush ID: 9284

Details

Born:
9 December 1902
Died:
8 March 1982
Birth place:
India
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
University fellow
Election occupation:
Company director (textiles)
Parentage:
Sir Montagu S.D. Butler
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
9284
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q182035
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BUTLER, R.A. (1902-1982)

Peerages

  1. Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

    Life

    1965

Constituencies

  1. Saffron Walden

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 30 May 1929
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1965*
    Date of exit: c. 1965*
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: Exit January 1965.

Ministerial offices

  1. Under-Secretary 1932-1937

    India

  2. Parliamentary Secretary 1937-8

    Min of Labour

  3. Leader of the House of Commons 1955-1961

    Commons

  4. Lord Privy Seal 1955-1959

  5. Home Secretary 1957-1962

  6. Minister 1961-1962

    Central Affairs; 1st Sec of State 1962-4

  7. Minister 1941-1945

    Education. Also Min of Labour 1945

  8. Father of the House of Commons 1964-1965

Higher education

  1. Pembroke College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Marlborough

Marriages

  1. Courtauld, Sydney

    Year: 1926

  2. Courtauld, Mollie

    Year: 1959

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Beefsteak Club

  3. Farmers' Club