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Francis Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon

Noble person from United Kingdom

Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon (30 January 1901 – 24 August 1990), styled Viscount Hastings until 1939, was a British artist, academic and Labour politician. Lord Huntingdon was the son of Warner Hastings, 15th Earl of Huntingdon, and his wife Maud Margaret (née Wilson), and was educated at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, and the Slade School of Art, London. Huntingdon was a pupil of the Mexican mural painter Diego Rivera and had exhibitions in notably London, Paris, Chicago and San Francisco. He was also a Professor at the Camberwell College of Arts and the Central School of Arts & Crafts, London. He was later Chairman of the Committee of the Society of Mural Painters between 1951 and 1958. During the Second World War he was Deputy Controller of Defence of the Andover Rural District Council from 1941 to 1945. Huntingdon succeeded in the earldom in 1939 and took his seat on the Labour benches in the House of Lords. He served under Clement Attlee as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1945 to 1950. He was the author of The Golden Octopus and Commonsense about India. Lord Huntingdon married firstly  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet Hastings, 16th Earl of Huntingdon
Date of birth
1901-01-30
Nationality
United Kingdom

Education

Institution From To
Christ Church, Oxford 1924
Christ Church, Oxford
Eton College

Death

Date of death
1990-08-24

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