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Ralph Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas of Crudwell

Politician from United Kingdom

Ralph Matthew Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas and 8th Lord Dingwall (born 7 June 1951) is the son of Major The Hon. Robert Jocelyn Palmer (fifth child and third son of the 3rd Earl of Selborne) and the 11th Baroness Lucas and 7th Lady Dingwall. Ralph Lucas attended Twyford School in Hampshire. He studied physics at Balliol College, Oxford. He then took articles as a chartered accountant and worked at S. G. Warburg & Co. Ltd. from 1976–1988. On the death of his mother in 1991, he succeeded her as 12th Baron Lucas and 8th Lord Dingwall. He is the current owner of The Good Schools Guide. He was a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip in the House of Lords) during 1994–97, and the shadow Lords minister for International Development during 1997–98. He has been married three times, the first time to Clarrissa Marie Lockett, whom he married in 1978; they were divorced in 1995. In 1995, he married his second wife, Amanda Atha, who died in 2000. In 2001, he married Antonia Kennedy Rubinstein. With his first wife, he had two children, a son and daughter. He has one daughter with his third wife. His son and heir is The Hon. Lewis Edward Palmer (born 7 December 1987). Lord Lucas is on the Advisory Board  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Ralph Matthew Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas and 8th Lord Dingwall
Date of birth
1951-06-07
Place of birth
United Kingdom
Nationality
United Kingdom

Education

Institution From To
Balliol College

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