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Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough

Memorial to Lawrence Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarborough in York Minster

(Lawrence) Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, KG, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, DL TD (27 July 1896 – 29 June 1969) was a British Conservative statesman and former British Army general.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Career 2
  • Family 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Background

Lumley was the son of Brigadier General Osbert Lumley, youngest child and son of the 9th Earl. He attended Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Career

Lumley followed his father into the military and saw service in World War I with the 11th Hussars in France, 1916–1918. He continued to be attached to the Yorkshire Dragoons.

Lumley sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull East 1922–29, then York 1931–37. In 1923 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Ormsby-Gore, from 1924–26 to Sir Austen Chamberlain and subsequently to Anthony Eden. In 1937, he was appointed Governor of Bombay, serving until 1943. Upon his return from India, Lumley served as acting Major-General in World War II. Following the War, he continued his connections with the Army, as an honorary colonel.

He succeeded to the Earldom of Scarbrough in 1945 following the death of his uncle. He served as Lord Chamberlain from 1952 to 1963 and chancellor of the University of Durham from 1958 to 1969. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1948.

Outside of politics, the Earl had a keen interest in Asian and African studies. He presided over the Interdepartmental Commission of Enquiry on Oriental, Slavonic, East European and African Studies set up after the Second World War to consider how Britain might maintain and increase the links it had built up during the war in the geographical areas under the Commission's consideration. The Commission's report, presented in 1947, argued for considerable strengthening of university departments' capacity to carry out research and training related to these areas, and for significant funds to be made available to this end. However after five years of strong growth following the presentation of the Scarbrough report, in 1952 much of the funding was withdrawn.[1]

Lumley was a freemason and, from 1951 to 1967 served as the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Family

Lumley married Katherine Isobel McEwen, sister of Sir John McEwen, 1st Baronet in 1922. They had five children:

References

  1. ^ Report of the Sub-Committee on Oriental, Slavonic, East European and African Studies (Hayter Report). London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1961. pp. 6–40. 

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Scarbrough
  • "Obituary – Lawrence Roger Lumley".  
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Murchison
Member of Parliament for Hull East
19221929
Succeeded by
George Muff
Preceded by
Frederick George Burgess
Member of Parliament for York
1931–1937
Succeeded by
Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Brabourne
Governor of Bombay
1937–1943
Succeeded by
Sir David Colville
Preceded by
Earl of Listowel
Under-Secretary of State for India and Burma
1945
Succeeded by
Arthur Hendersom
Court offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Lord Chamberlain
1952–1963
Succeeded by
The Lord Cobbold
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Harewood
Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
1948–1969
Succeeded by
Kenneth Hargreaves
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Grand Master of the
United Grand Lodge
of England

1951–1967
Succeeded by
The Duke of Kent
Academic offices
Preceded by
George Macaulay Trevelyan
Chancellor of the University of Durham
1958–1969
Succeeded by
Malcolm Macdonald
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Alfred Lumley
Earl of Scarbrough
1945–1969
Succeeded by
Richard Lumley
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