John Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham


John Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham

John Hugh Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham, OBE, PC, (January 22 1911–March 7 1982) was a British peer and statesman, a younger son of Richard Hare, 4th Earl of Listowel.

Hare was educated at Eton College and married Hon. Beryl Nancy Pearson, daughter of Weetman Pearson, 2nd Viscount Cowdray, on 31 January 1934. They had three children:

*Hon. Mary Anne Hare (b. 9 April 1936)
*Michael John Hare, 2nd Viscount Blakenham (b. 25 January 1938)
*Hon. Joanna Freda Hare (b. 27 July 1942), married 1967 to United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

He was an Alderman of London County Council between 1937 and 1952, fought in the Second World War with the Suffolk Yeomanry in Italy and was awarded the Legion of Honour.

Hare was Conservative Member of Parliament for Woodbridge between 1945 and 1950, then for Sudbury and Woodbridge between 1950 and 1963. He was vice-chairman of the Conservative Party between 1952 and 1955 and chairman between 1963 and 1965.

Hare served in the government of Anthony Eden as Minister of State of Colonial Affairs between 1955 and 1956 and Secretary of State for War from 1956 to 1958, under Eden and his successor, Harold Macmillan. He held the office of Minister of Agriculture from 1958 to 1960 and Minister of Labour between 1960 and 1963, both under Macmillan.

He was created 1st Viscount Blakenham, of Little Blakenham, Co. Suffolk on 8 November 1963 and held the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords between 1963 and 1964.

Hare received the Victoria Medal of Honour from the Royal Humane Society in 1974. [Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003) "John Hugh Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham" "Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage" 107th edition, 3 volumes, Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., volume 1, page 391.]

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