The Lord Bayford
|Treasurer of the Household|
|Prime Minister||David Lloyd George|
|Preceded by||James Craig|
|Succeeded by||Bolton Eyres-Monsell|
|Born||20 June 1867|
|Died||24 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.
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.
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.
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 Honoursand 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.
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.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Bridgwater |
| Member of Parliament for Wells |
Title last held byJames Craig
| Treasurer of the Household |
The Viscount Peel
| Under-Secretary of State for War |
| Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries |