Sir Henry Studholme Bart
|Vice-Chamberlain of the Household|
|Prime Minister||Winston Churchill|
|Preceded by||Ernest Popplewell|
|Succeeded by||Sir Richard Thompson Bart.|
|Member of Parliament |
2 April 1942 – 31 March 1966
|Preceded by||Colin Patrick|
|Succeeded by||Michael Heseltine|
|Born||13 June 1899|
Exeter, Devon, England
|Died||9 October 1987(aged 88)|
Judith Joan Mary Whitbread
|Children||3, including Paul Studholme|
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford|
Studholme was the son of landowner William Paul Studholme and a grandson of New Zealand pioneer and politician John Studholme. He was educated at Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford and served as an officer in the Scots Guards.
Studholme was Member of Parliament (MP) for Tavistock from a 1942 by-election until his retirement in 1966, when he was succeeded by Michael Heseltine. He served under Winston Churchill and then Anthony Eden as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (i.e. a whip) from 1951 to 1956. In 1956, he was created a Baronet of Perridge in the County of Devon. He was Joint Honorary Treasury of the Conservative Party from 1956 to 1962.
Michael Crick comments that his position as a whip suited him as he was "an appalling speaker" (whips by convention seldom speak in debates in the Commons), although he was considered a diligent constituency MP.
Studholme married Judith Joan Mary Whitbread, daughter of Henry William Whitbread and granddaughter of Samuel Whitbread, in 1929. He died in October 1987, aged 88, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Paul.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
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- Michael Crick, Michael Heseltine: A Biography, Hamish Hamilton, 1997, ISBN 0-241-13691-1.
- Crick 1997, p118
- Crick 1997, p118