- Antony Head, 1st Viscount Head
Head was educated at
Eton Collegeand the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was a career soldier, joining the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussarsand later the Life Guards, serving through World War IIand achieving the rank of Brigadier. Head was elected Conservative MP for Carshalton in 1945. He served as Secretary of State for Warfrom 1951 to 1956, in the Cabinets of Winston Churchilland Anthony Eden. He was made a Viscountin 1960.
He married Lady Dorothea Louise Ashley-Cooper, daughter of
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, on 23 July 1935. They had four children:
*Richard Antony Head, 2nd Viscount Head (b.
27 February 1937)
*Teresa Mary Head (b.
20 June 1938)
*Simon Andrew Head (b.
11 November 1944)
*Josephine Head (b.
24 May 1948– 9 October 1949)
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