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Ralph Assheton KCVO KstJ (1901 - 1984)

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Ralph Assheton KCVO KstJ was a member of aristocracy in England.
Ralph Assheton KCVO KstJ is Notable.
Preceded by
1st Baronet
Ralph Assheton
Ralph Assheton
2nd Baronet Assheton of
Downham
Sep 21 1955 - Sep 18 1984
Succeeded by
3rd Baronet
Ralph Assheton
Preceded by
New Title
Ralph Assheton
1st Baron Clitheroe of
Downham
Jun 20 1955 - Sep 18 1984
Succeeded by
2nd Baron
Ralph Assheton

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Biography

Birth

Ralph Assheton, 1st Baron Clitheroe was born on 24 February 1901. He was the son of Sir Ralph Cockayne Assheton, 1st Bt. and Mildred Estelle Sybella Master.

Marriage

He married Hon. Sylvia Benita Frances Hotham, daughter of Frederick William Hotham, 6th Baron Hotham of South Dalton and Eliza Benita Sanders, on 24 January 1924. They had 4 children:

  1. Anne Assheton
  2. Bridget Assheton who married William John Marcus Worsley ( the brother to the Duchess of Kent)
  3. Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Baron Clitheroe
  4. Nicholas Assheton

Education

He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1923 with a Master of Arts (M.A.) He was admitted to Inner Temple in 1925 entitled to practice as a barrister.

Offices

He was a member of the London Stock Exchange between 1927 and 1939.

He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Lancashire in 1934.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Rushcliffe between 1934 and 1945.
He held the office of Parliamentary Private Secretary between 1936 and 1938, to the First Commissioner of Works and the Secretary of State, Colonies.
He held the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour between 1939 and 1942.
He held the office of Finance Secretary of the Treasury between 1942 and 1945.
He held the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply between February 1942 and December 1942.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for the City of London between 1945 and 1950.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Blackburn West between 1950 and 1955.
He held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire between 1956 and 1970.
He held the office of High Steward of Westminster in 1962.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire between 1970 and 1976.

Titles

He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1944.
He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Lancashire in 1955.
He was invested as a Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.)
He was invested as a Knight, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J.) in 1972.
He was invested as a Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) in 1977.
He was created 1st Baron Clitheroe, of Downham, co. Lancaster [U.K.] on 20 June 1955.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Assheton, of Downham, co. Lancaster [U.K., 1945] on 21 September 1955.

Death

He died in 1984.

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