Robert Sanders, 1st Baron Bayford

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Treasurer of the Household
In office
1918–1919
Monarch George V
Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Preceded by James Craig
Succeeded by Bolton Eyres-Monsell
Personal details
Born20 June 1867
Died24 February 1940
Spouse(s)Lucy Halliday (m. 1893-1940)
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford

Robert Arthur Sanders, 1st Baron Bayford, PC, JP (20 June 1867 – 24 February 1940) was an English politician.

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Background and education

The son of Arthur Sanders, of Fernhill, Isle of Wight, Sanders was born in Paddington, London, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford where he graduated with 1st class honours in Law. He became a barrister at the Inner Temple in 1891.

Political career

Sanders was Conservative Member of Parliament for Bridgwater, Somerset from 1910 until 1923. During this time he also served from 1911 to 1917 as a Lieutenant-Colonel with the Royal North Devon Yeomanry, serving at Gallipoli, and in Egypt and Palestine. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Somerset in 1912. [1]

He was Treasurer of the Household (Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Commons), 1918–1919, and a junior Lord of the Treasury from 1919 until 1921. He then held ministerial office as Under-Secretary of State for War from 1921 to 1922 and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1922 to 1924. He was created a Baronet in the 1920 New Year Honours [2] [3] and appointed to the Privy Council in 1922, entitling him to the style "The Right Honourable".

He sat for Wells from 1924 to 1929, when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Bayford, of Stoke Trister in the County of Somerset. [4]

Personal life

Sanders married Lucy Sophia, daughter of William Halliday, in 1893. They had one son Arthur Sanders and two daughters. As his only son committed suicide in 1920, the title became extinct on Bayford's death in February 1940, aged 72. Lady Bayford died in September 1957. [5]

Footnotes

  1. "No. 28579". The London Gazette . 9 February 1912. p. 979.
  2. "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 2.
  3. "No. 31830". The London Gazette . 19 March 1920. p. 3432.
  4. "No. 33510". The London Gazette . 28 June 1929. p. 4268.
  5. "Robert Arthur Sanders, 1st and last Baron Bayford". The Peerage. Retrieved 5 November 2017.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Montgomery
Member of Parliament for Bridgwater
January 19101923
Succeeded by
William Morse
Preceded by
Arthur Hobhouse
Member of Parliament for Wells
19241929
Succeeded by
Anthony Muirhead
Political offices
Vacant
Title last held by
James Craig
Treasurer of the Household
1918–1919
Succeeded by
Bolton Eyres-Monsell
Preceded by
The Viscount Peel
Under-Secretary of State for War
1921–1922
Succeeded by
Walter Guinness
Preceded by
Arthur Griffith-Boscawen
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
1922–1924
Succeeded by
Noel Buxton