Geoffrey Lloyd, Baron Geoffrey-Lloyd

Geoffrey William Geoffrey-Lloyd, Baron Geoffrey-Lloyd, PC (17 January 1902 – 12 September 1984), was a British Conservative politician.

The Lord Geoffrey-Lloyd
Minister of Education
In office
17 September 1957 – 14 October 1959
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byThe Viscount Hailsham
Succeeded bySir David Eccles
Personal details
Born17 January 1902
Died12 September 1984 (aged 82)
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

Background and education edit

The eldest son of G. W. A. Lloyd of Newbury, Lloyd was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge (MA), during which time he was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1925.

Political career edit

Lloyd contested South East Southwark in 1924 without success and Birmingham Ladywood in 1929, when he was defeated by just 11 votes. He was Private Secretary to Sir Samuel Hoare (Secretary of State for Air), 1926–1929, then to Stanley Baldwin (Prime Minister, 1929, subsequently as Leader of the Opposition), 1929–1931.

He was elected as member of parliament (MP) for Birmingham Ladywood in 1931 with a 14,000 majority, holding the seat until 1945. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Stanley Baldwin (Lord President of the Council), 1931–1935 and as Prime Minister in 1935. He held office as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, 1935–1939; as Secretary for Mines, 1939–1940; as Secretary for Petroleum, 1940–1942; as Chairman of the Oil Control Board, 1939–1945; as Minister in charge of Petroleum Warfare Department 1940–1945, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1942–1945; and as Minister of Information in 1945. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1943.

He was a Governor of British Broadcasting Corporation, 1946–1949. He returned to Parliament as member for Birmingham King's Norton, 1950–1955, and for Sutton Coldfield from 1955 until February 1974. During this time he was Minister of Fuel and Power, 1951–1955 and Minister of Education, 1957-October 1959.

He changed his surname from Lloyd to Geoffrey-Lloyd by deed poll on 18 April 1974.[1]

He was created a life peer 6 May 1974 as Baron Geoffrey-Lloyd, of Broomfield in the County of Kent.[2]

Personal life edit

Lord Geoffrey-Lloyd died at age 82 from natural causes in Kent.

References edit

  1. ^ "No. 46272". The London Gazette. 23 April 1974. p. 5098.
  2. ^ "No. 46285". The London Gazette. 9 May 1974. p. 5667.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Birmingham King's Norton
Constituency abolished
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield
1955February 1974
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Political offices
Preceded by Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Preceded by Secretary for Mines
Succeeded by
Preceded by
as Secretary for Mines
Secretary for Petroleum
Combined into
Minister for Fuel and Power
Preceded by
as Secretary for Petroleum
Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the
Ministry of Fuel and Power

Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Information
May–July 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Fuel and Power
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Education
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