George Bowyer, 1st Baron Denham
The Lord Denham
|Comptroller of the Household|
21 June 1935 – 6 December 1935
|Prime Minister||Stanley Baldwin|
|Preceded by||Victor Warrender|
|Succeeded by||Sir Lambert Ward|
|Member of Parliament|
14 December 1918 – 11 June 1937
|Preceded by||Sir Harry Verney|
|Succeeded by||John Whiteley|
|Member of the House of Lords|
11 June 1937 – 30 November 1948
|Preceded by||Peerage created|
|Succeeded by||The 2nd Baron Denham|
|Born||16 January 1886|
|Died||30 November 1948|
Bowyer was educated at Eton and Oxford and was called to the Bar in 1910. He married Daphne Mitford, daughter of Algernon Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale, on 27 February 1919. They had three children:
- Richard Laurence Grenville Bowyer (17 February 1920 – 29 January 1943), killed during World War II.
- Peggy Bowyer (b. 18 May 1925).
- Bertram Stanley Mitford Bowyer, 2nd Baron Denham (b. 3 October 1927), known as "Bertie"
Bowyer was active in local government and was president of the Urban District Councils Association. At the 1918 general election he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Buckingham. He served as a whip for many years. He was vice-chair of the Conservative Party and became Comptroller of the Household in 1935.
- ""£22M. More Spent On Gambling Last Year." Times, 16 Feb. 1957, p. 4". Times Digital Archives.
- Baiden, Gary (2009). The History of Oxford Stadium. authorhouse. ISBN 978-1-4490-2054-5.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Bowyer
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Harry Verney
| Member of Parliament for Buckingham
Sir Victor Warrender, 8th Bt
| Comptroller of the Household
Sir Lambert Ward
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baron Denham
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet
(of Weston Underwood)