Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameSir Edward “Teddy” Birkbeck WAKEFIELD 1st Bt, 827
EducationHaileybury and Trinity College Cambridge
FatherRoger William WAKEFIELD JP MA , 1085 (1865-1958)
MotherEthel Mary KNOTT , 1088 (1875-1960)
ChildrenEdward Humphrey Tyrrell , 1178 (1936-)
Notes for Sir Edward “Teddy” Birkbeck WAKEFIELD 1st Bt
MP for W Debyshire 1950-1962. Ist Baronet.

Educated at Haileybury and at Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the Indian Civil Service in 1927 and served in Punjab, Rajputana, Kathiawar, Baluchistan, Central India, Tibet and the Persian Gulf. He was Chief Minister of Kalat State 1933-1936, of Nabha State 1939-1941 and of Rewa State 1943-1945, and was Joint Secretary, Political Department, Delhi, 1946-1947.

He was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for West Derbyshire in 1950, holding the seat until 1962. He held a series of appointments as a whip, first as Assistant Whip, 1954-1956; then as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1956-1958; Comptroller of Her Majesty's Household, 1958-1959; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, 1959-1960; and Treasurer of the Household, 1960-1962.

He resigned from the House of Commons in 1962, when he was appointed as Commissioner for Malta, 1962-1964, becoming High Commissioner 1964-1965.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1945, and was created a baronet in 1962.
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