COLERAINE, 1st Baron
created 1954, of Haltemprice; Richard Kidston Law.
Awards: PC 1943.
Positions: High Steward of KingstonuponHull.
Personal details: Born Helensburgh, 27 February 1901; youngest son of late
Rt Hon. Andrew Bonar Law and Annie Pitcairn Robley; married 1929, Mary
Virginia (died 1978), youngest daughter of late A. F. Nellis, Rochester,
NY; two sons.
Education: Shrewsbury Sch.; St John's Coll., Oxford.
Work: Travelled in Asia Minor, India, Canada, United States, and South
America; editorial staff, Morning Post, 1927; New York HeraldTribune,
1928; Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1929; MP (U) SW Hull, 1931-1945; (C)
South Kensington Div., November 1945-February 1950; Haltemprice Div. of
KingstononHull, 1950-1954. Financial Sec., War Office, 1940-1941; Parly
UnderSec. of State, Foreign Office, 1941-1943; Minister of State,
1943-1945; Minister of Education, 1945. Leader, UK Delegn Hotsprings Conf.
on Food and Agriculture, 1943. Mem.,
Medical Research Council, 1936-1940; Mem., Industrial Health Research
Board, 1936-1940; Chm. of Council of British Socs for Relief Abroad,
1945-1949-1954; Chm., Nat. Youth Employment Council, 1955-1962; Chm.,
Central Transport Consultative Cttee, 1955-1958; Chm., Mansfield House
Univ. Settlement, 1953-1966; Hon. Treas., British Sailors Soc., 1955-1974;
Chm., Marshall Scholarship Commn, 1956-1965; Chm., Standing Advisory Cttee
on Pay of Higher Civil Service, 1957-1961. Chm., Royal Postgraduate
Medical Sch. of London, 1958-1971, Fellow 1972.
Hon. LLD New Brunswick, 1951.
Publications: The Individual and the Community in Ernest Barker's The
Character of England, 1947; Return from Utopia, 1950; For
Conservatives Only, 1970.
Recreations: Sailing, walking.
Heir: Son Hon. (James) Martin (Bonar) Law [born 8 August 1931; married
1st, 1958, Emma Elizabeth (marr. diss. 1966), only daughter of late Nigel
Richards and of Mrs H. C. C. Batten; two daughters; 2nd, 1966, Patricia,
younger daughter of Maj.Gen. Ralph Farrant, CB; one son two daughters].
Address: 52 Holland Park Avenue, W11.
Died 15 November 1980