George Frederick Stanley

George Frederick Stanley

Lieut-Colonel Sir George Frederick Stanley GCSI GCIE CMG (14 October 18721 July 1938) was a British soldier and politician.

The sixth son of Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Stanley was educated at Wellington and at Woolwich. In 1903 he married Lady Beatrix Taylour, CBE CI, youngest daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Headfort.

He entered the Royal Horse Artillery in 1893 and was promoted to Captain in 1900. He served in the Second Boer War in 1899–1900 and was Adjutant with the Honourable Artillery Company from 1904–1909. He later served in World War I and was mentioned in despatches and awarded the CMG in 1916.

He was Conservative Member of Parliament for Preston from 1910–1922 and for Willesden East from 1924–1929.

He held office as Comptroller of the Household from 1919 until 1921, as Financial Secretary to the War Office from 1921–1922, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1922–1923, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions from 1924–1929. He was Governor of Madras from 1929–1934.

He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1927 and made a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE) in 1929 and a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India in 1934.


The Government Stanley Medical College in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India is named in memory of Sir. Stanley. The Diploma in Medicine and Surgery program was inaugurated here in 1933 by Sir. Stanley when he was the Governor of Madras. The college formerly known as Royapuram Medical School was renamed Stanley Medical School on March 27, 1934 in his honour. It was renamed to Stanley Medical College in 1938.

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