Victor Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill


Victor Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill

Major Victor Albert Francis Charles Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill GCVO JP (23 October 1864–3 January 1934) was a British peer and courtier.

Spencer was born at 32 Albemarle Street, London, the son of the 2nd Baron Churchill and his wife, Jane. He was a Page of Honour to Queen Victoria from 1876 to 1881 and in 1886, he succeeded to his father's title of Baron Churchill. On 1 January 1887, he married Lady Verena Maud Lowther, the daughter of the 3rd Earl of Lonsdale at Cottesmore, Rutland and they had four children. The couple were divorced in 1927 and Spencer married Christine McRae Sinclair and they had two children.

Spencer had also been a Lord in Waiting from 1889 to 1892 and 1895 to 1905 in both of Salisbury's governments and was created Viscount Churchill on 14 July 1902. He was also chairman and director of several transport companies, including the Great Western Railway, the British India Steamship Company, P&O and the Grand Union Canal.


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