COLERAINE, 1st Baron created 1954, of Haltemprice; Richard Kidston Law.                                        /back

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