Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameRt Hon Sir Francis Dyke ACLAND PC JP MP
Birth1874
Death1939
MotherAlice Sophia CUNNINGHAM (1849-1935)
Marriage1937
SpouseConstance DUDLEY
Birth1882
Death1940
MotherAnnie COWPER (1855-)
Notes for Rt Hon Sir Francis Dyke ACLAND PC JP MP
10th Baronet. (N R Yorks), JP and DL (Devon); born 7 March 1874; Jr Examiner Educn Dept 1900–03; MP Richmond Yorks 1906–10, Camborne 1910–22, Tiverton 1923–24 and N Cornwall 1932; PPS to Sec State War 1906–8, Fin Sec and memb Army Cncl 1908–10 and 1911, Under Sec For Affrs 1911–15, Fin Sec Treasury 1915, Parly Sec Bd Ag and Fisheries 1915–16; memb Senate London U, Chm: Cncl Bedford College and UK Dental Bd, Forestry Commr

Junior Examiner of the Education Department between 1900 and 1903.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Private Secretary between 1906 and 1908, to the Secretary of State for War.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Richmond, Yorkshire between 1906 and 1910.1 He held the office of Finance Secretary of the Treasury between 1908 and 1911.1 He was a member of the Army Council between 1908 and 1911.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Cambourne between 1910 and 1922.1 He held the office of Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs between 1911 and 1915.He held the office of Finance Secretary of the Treasury in 1915. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1915.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Secretary for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1915 to 1916.He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Devon.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Devon.1 He was a member of the Senate of London University.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for the North Riding, Yorkshire.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Tiverton from 1923 to 1924.1 He succeeded to the title of 10th Baronet Acland, of Columb-John, Devon [E., 1678] on 9 October 1926.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for North Cornwall in 1932.

From Wikipedia

Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet PC, DL, JP (7 March 1874 – 9 June 1939) was a British Liberal politician. He notably served as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under H. H. Asquith between 1911 and 1915.

Background and education

Acland was the son of Sir Arthur Dyke Acland, 13th Baronet, and Alice Sophia, daughter of Reverend Francis Macaulay Cunningham.[1] He was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. He initially worked in education in South Kensington and in the West Riding of Yorkshire[citation needed] and was a Junior Examiner at the Education Department between 1900 and 1903.
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Political career

Acland was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond, Yorkshire, in 1906, a seat he held until 1910,[1][2] and later represented Camborne from 1910 to 1922,[1][3] Tiverton from 1923 to 1924[1][4] and North Cornwall from 1932 to 1939.[1][5] He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Richard Haldane, the Secretary of State for War, from 1906 to 1908. He held office under H. H. Asquith as Financial Secretary to the War Office from 1908 to 1910, as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1911 to 1915, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury from February to June 1915 and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1915 to 1916.[1] In 1915 he was sworn of the Privy Council.

In 1917 he was appointed Chairman of the Departmental Committee "to inquire into the extent and gravity of the evils of dental practice by persons not qualified under the Dentists Act [1878]." Based on the recommendations of this committee a bill was introduced into parliament which eventually became the Dentists Act 1921 which established the Dental Board of the United Kingdom. Acland was appointed its first Chairman - a position he held until his death.

Acland was also a Forestry Commissioner,[citation needed] a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon and a Justice of the Peace for Devon and the North Riding of Yorkshire. In 1926 he succeeded his father as fourteenth Baronet.

Family

Acland married firstly Eleanor Margaret, daughter of Charles James Cropper, in 1905. They had three sons and one daughter. After Eleanor's death in December 1933 he married secondly Constance, daughter of George Dudley, in 1937. Acland died in June 1939, aged 65, and was succeeded by his eldest son from his first marriage, Richard. Lady Dyke Acland died in October 1940. His second son, Geoffrey Acland, became a leading figure in the Liberal Party.
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