Robin Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman

Robin Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman

Robin John Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman CA (born 5 December 1930) is a British peer and politician.

The son of Brigadier Geoffrey John Orlando Bridgeman and Mary Meriel Gertrude Talbot, and grandson of the 1st Viscount Bridgeman was educated at Eton College, Berkshire. He served in the Rifle Brigade in the years 1950 and 1951, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, and in the Royal Greenjackets reaching that of Lieutenant.

In 1958, Lord Bridgeman became a Chartered Accountant. He was partner of Fenn and Crosthwaite in 1973, and of Henderson Crosthwaite from 1975 to 1986. From 1988 to 1990, he was Director of Guiness Mahon, and from 1988 to 1994 Director of Nester-BNA. He has been further Director of The Bridgeman Art Library since 1972.

Bridgeman is chairman of the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library and treasurer of the New England Company and the Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust. He is also a chairman of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and trustee of Music at Winchester. Between 1992 and 2000, he was special trustee of the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's Hospital Authority.

Lord Bridgeman is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He succeeded his uncle to the titles on 17 November 1982 and is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers at the House of Lords. He sits for the right-wing Conservative Party. He is a spokesman on Home Affairs. He is also a Whip.


Lord Bridgeman has been married to Victoria Harriet Lucy Turton, daughter of Ralph Meredyth Turton, since 10 December 1966. They have four children:

*Hon. William Orlando Caspar Bridgeman (1968-2001)
*Hon. Luke Robinson Orlando Bridgeman (born 1971)
*Hon. Esmond Francis Ralph Orlando Bridgeman (born 1974)
*Hon. Orlando Henry Geoffrey Bridgeman (born 1983)


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