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Walter Monckton

AKA Walter Turner Monckton

Born: 17-Jan-1891
Birthplace: Plaxtol, Kent, England
Died: 9-Jan-1965
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: UK Minister of Defence, 1955-56

Created 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in 1957, succeeded by his son Gilbert.

Wife: Mary Adelaide Somes Colyer-Fergusson (m. 18-Jul-1914, div. 1947)
Son: Gilbert Walter Riversdale Monckton (2nd Viscount, b. 3-Nov-1915, d. 22-Jun-2006)
Daughter: Valerie Hamilton Monckton (b. 1918)
Wife: Bridget Helen Hore-Ruthven, Lady Ruthven of Freeland (m. 13-Aug-1947)

    High School: Harrow School
    University: Balliol College, Oxford University
    Administrator: Chancellor, University of Sussex (1961-65)

    Midland Bank Chairman (1957-64)
    Iraq Petroleum Company Chairman (1958)
    UK Paymaster-General (1956-57)
    UK Minister of Defence (1955-56)
    UK Official Solicitor General for England and Wales (1945)
    UK Member of Parliament for Bristol West (1951-57)
    Marylebone Cricket Club President (1956-57)
    Surrey County Cricket Club President (1950-52 and 1959-65)


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