Arthur Stanhope, 6th Earl Stanhope

Arthur Philip Stanhope, 6th Earl Stanhope (13 September 1838 – 19 April 1905), was a British Conservative Party politician. From 1855 to 1875 he was styled Viscount Mahon.


He was a son of Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope by his wife Emily Harriet Kerrison. As Viscount Mahon, he sat for a few months of 1868 as a Member of Parliament for Leominster and returned to the Commons as member for Suffolk East from 1870 to 1875. He was Chairman of the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations in 1875.[1]

Lord Mahon succeeded to the title of Earl Stanhope on the death of his father on 24 December 1875. He was appointed First Church Estates Commissioner in December 1878,[2] and served as Lord Lieutenant of Kent from 1890 to 1905.


He married Evelyn Pennefather, daughter of Richard Pennefather of Knockeevan, County Tipperary by his wife Lady Emily Butler, daughter of Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall. They had two children:


  1. ^ Cook & Keith, 'British Historical Facts 1830–1900', 1975 P.93
  2. ^ "No. 24652". The London Gazette. 3 December 1878. p. 6913.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Walsh
Richard Arkwright
Member of Parliament for Leominster
With: Richard Arkwright
Succeeded by
Richard Arkwright
Preceded by
John Henniker-Major
Frederick Snowdon Corrance
Member of Parliament for East Suffolk
With: Frederick Snowdon Corrance 1870–1874
The Lord Rendlesham 1874–1875
Succeeded by
The Lord Rendlesham
Frederick St John Barne
Party political offices
Preceded by
Henry Cecil Raikes
Chairman of the National Union of
Conservative and Constitutional Associations

Succeeded by
Lord Claud Hamilton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl Sydney
Lord Lieutenant of Kent
Succeeded by
The Marquess Camden
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Philip Stanhope
Earl Stanhope
Succeeded by
James Stanhope