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Stanley Owen Buckmaster
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1861, England
Death: Dec. 5, 1934
London
Greater London, England

Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster, GCVO, PC, KC-He was a British lawyer and Liberal politician. He was Lord Chancellor under H. H. Asquith between 1915 and 1916. Buckmaster was the third son of John Charles Buckmaster, of Ashleigh, Hampton Wick, by his wife Emily Anne (née Goodliffe), and was educated at Aldenham and Christ Church, Oxford. He was called to Bar, Inner Temple in 1884 and appointed King's Counsel in 1902. At the 1906 general election, Buckmaster was elected as Liberal Member of Parliament for Cambridge, losing the seat in at the January 1910 general election. He then sat for Keighley, Yorkshire, from 1911 to 1915. He was a Member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster and served under H. H. Asquith as Solicitor-General from 1913 to 1915. He was knighted in 1913. In 1915 he was sworn of the Privy Council, raised to the peerage as Baron Buckmaster, of Cheddington in the County of Buckingham, and appointed Lord Chancellor, a post he held until December 1916, when Asquith was ousted as Prime Minister. Buckmaster was also Counsel to the University of Oxford from 1911 to 1913, Director of The Press Bureau, 1914 to 1915, and a member of The Interallied Conference on Finance and Supplies. He later served as Chairman of the Governing Body of Imperial College of Science and Technology and as Chairman of the Political Honours Review Committee between 1924 and 1929. He was appointed GCVO in 1930 and was made Viscount Buckmaster, of Cheddington in the County of Buckingham, in 1933. Buckmaster married Edith Augusta, daughter of Spencer Robert Lewin, in 1889. Their eldest daughter the Hon. Barbara was the mother of the Conservative politician Hal Miller. Buckmaster died in December 1934, aged 73, and was succeeded in his titles by his only son, Owen. Lady Buckmaster died in October 1935.

 
 
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Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Jan 04, 2012
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Stanley Owen Buckmaster
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