The Lord Cobbold
|Governor of the Bank of England|
|Preceded by||The Lord Catto|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Cromer|
Cameron Fromanteel Cobbold
14 September 1904
|Died||1 November 1987 83) (aged|
Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge|
Cameron Fromanteel "Kim" Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold(14 September 1904 – 1 November 1987) was a British banker. He served as Governor of the Bank of England from 1949 to 1961 and as Lord Chamberlain from 1963 to 1971.
Born in London in 1904 to Clement John Fromanteel Cobbold and his wife Stella Willoughby Savile Cameron, Cobbold was educated at Eton College. He also spent one year at King's College, Cambridge.
Cobbold joined the Bank of England at the invitation of bank Governor Montagu Norman in 1933. He was appointed Deputy Governor in 1945 and became governor in 1949. During his tenure he was sworn of the Privy Council (1959)and was created Baron Cobbold, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford (1960). He retired as governor in 1961.
He subsequently led the Cobbold Commission in 1962 which studied the question of North Borneo and Sarawak's entry to formed Malaysia. In 1963, he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order and Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II.He served until 1971, and during his tenure the Lord Chamberlain's theatrical censorship role was abolished (1968) and he was appointed to the Order of the Garter (1970). Cobbold was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Hertford (1972).
In 1966, he received the Grand Decoration in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria.
In April 1930, Cobbold married Hermione Millicent Bulwer-Lytton, daughter and heir to Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton. Their seat was at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire. They had two daughters and two sons.
He died in 1987 at Knebworth. His eldest son, David, succeeded to his barony.
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Clive Hodges: Cobbold & Kin: Life Stories from an East Anglian Family (Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2014) ISBN 9781843839545
Sir Otto Niemeyer
| High Sheriff of the County of London |
The Lord Catto
| Governor of the Bank of England |
The Earl of Cromer
The Earl of Scarbrough
| Lord Chamberlain |
The Lord Maclean
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baron Cobbold |