- Ralph Assheton, 1st Baron Clitheroe
In the wartime government under
Winston Churchill, he was Minister of Supplyin 1942, and Financial Secretary to the Treasuryfrom 1942 to 1944. He became a Privy Counsellorin 1944, and served as Chairman of the Conservative Partyfrom 1944 to 1946.
After retiring from the House of Commons at the 1955 general election, Assheton was elevated to the peerage as
Baron Clitheroeon 20 June 1955. Three months after being raised to the peerage he succeeded his father Sir Ralph Cokayne Assheton as 2nd Baronet, of Downham, Lancashire. He later served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, from 1971 to 1976.
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