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Sir Charles Hobhouse, 4th Baronet

The Right Honourable
Sir Charles Hobhouse
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
23 October 1911 – 11 February 1914
Monarch George V
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
Preceded by Jack Pease
Succeeded by Charles Masterman
Postmaster General
In office
11 February 1914 – 25 May 1915
Monarch George V
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
Preceded by Herbert Samuel
Succeeded by Herbert Samuel
Personal details
Born 30 June 1862 (1862-06-30)
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Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Sir Charles Edward Henry Hobhouse, 4th Baronet PC, TD, JP (30 June 1862 – 26 June 1941) was a British conservative[1] Liberal politician. He was a member of the Liberal cabinet of H. H. Asquith between 1911 and 1915.


  • Background and education 1
  • Political career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Background and education

The eldest son of Sir Charles Parry Hobhouse, 3rd Baronet, he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, and served as a Lieutenant in the 60th Rifles from 1884 to 1890.

Political career

Hobhouse was Liberal Member of Parliament for Devizes between 1892 and 1895 and for Bristol East between 1900 and 1918.[2] He was a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Colonial Office from 1892 to 1895 and a Church Estates Commissioner from 1906 to 1907. He was appointed to his first ministerial post in 1907 when Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman made him Under-Secretary of State for India, and then served under H. H. Asquith as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1908 to 1911. He was a member of Asquith's cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1911 and 1914 and as Postmaster-General between 1914 and 1915. In 1909 he was sworn of the Privy Council.[3] Apart from his career in national politics Hobhouse was a County Alderman for Wiltshire from 1893 to 1924 and an Honorary Colonel of the Royal Tank Regiment. He succeeded his father as fourth Baronet in 1916.

Personal life

Hobhouse died in June 1941, aged 78.


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  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28265. p. 4953. 29 June 1909.

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Charles Hobhouse, Bt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter Long
Member of Parliament for Devizes
Succeeded by
Edward Goulding
Preceded by
Sir William Wills, Bt
Member of Parliament for Bristol East
Succeeded by
George Bryant Britton
Political offices
Preceded by
John Ellis
Under-Secretary of State for India
Succeeded by
Thomas Buchanan
Preceded by
Walter Runciman
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
Thomas McKinnon Wood
Preceded by
Jack Pease
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Succeeded by
Charles Masterman
Preceded by
Herbert Samuel
Succeeded by
Herbert Samuel
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Alfred Spender
President of the National Liberal Federation
Succeeded by
Arthur Brampton
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Hobhouse
(of Westbury)
Succeeded by
Reginald Hobhouse
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