- Richard Onslow, 5th Earl of Onslow
The son of the 4th Earl of Onslow, Onslow was educated at Eton and
New College, Oxfordbefore joining the Diplomatic Servicein 1901. He became an Attachéto Madrida year later, Third Secretaryto Tangierin 1903 and to St Petersburgin 1904 and Second Secretaryto Berlinin 1907. In 1909, he became assistant private secretary to Sir Edward Grey, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. He then held a number of positions in the Foreign Office as a clerk in 1910, private secretary to the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairsfrom 1911-13 and assistant clerk from 1913-14.
Onslow had succeeded to his father's title in 1911 and he joined the army on the outbreak of
World War Iin 1914 and was mentioned in despatchesthree times. After the war, he was a Lord-in-Waitingfrom 1919-20, a Civil Lord of the Admiralty from 1920-21, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculturein 1921, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Healthfrom 1921-23, Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Educationfrom 1923-24, Under-Secretary of State for Warand Vice-President of the Army Council from 1924-28 and Chairman of the Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lordsfrom 1931-44.
22 February 1906, Onslow had married Hon. Violet Marcia Catherine Warwick Bampfylde, the only daughter of the 3rd Baron Paltimore and they later had two children.
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