John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter

John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter

John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter PC (2 June 1908 – 11 July 1998) was a British Conservative politician.

The son of Sir Archibald Boyd-Carpenter MP, he was educated at Stowe School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Union in 1930. He graduated with a BA in History, and a Diploma in Economics in 1931.He was Harmsworth Law Scholar at the Middle Temple in 1933 and called to Bar the next year, and practised in the London and South-East Circuit.

He joined the Scots Guards in 1940 and held various staff appointments, including with the Allied Military Government in Italy, retiring with the rank of Major.

He contested Limehouse for London County Council in 1934. He was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Kingston-upon-Thames in 1945, holding the seat until 1972.

He held ministerial office as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1951-54, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation from 1954-December 1955, Minister of Pensions and National Insurance from December 1955-July 1962, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster-General from 1962-64. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1954.

Following the Conservative defeat in 1964, he served as Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Housing, Local Government and Land, 1964-66, and as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 1964-70. He later held a number of Party and business appointments.He was appointed a life peer on 1 May 1972, as Baron Boyd-Carpenter, of Crux Easton in the County of Southampton.

Boyd-Carpenter's son, Thomas, was himself knighted after a military career as a Lieutenant-General and in public service. One of his two daughters, Sarah, married Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham.

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