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Encyclopedia > Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos (1893-1972) was a British businessman who was brought into government during the Second World War, holding a number of ministerial posts.

Preceded by:
Andrew Duncan
President of the Board of Trade
1940–1941
Followed by:
Andrew Duncan
Preceded by:
New Office
Minister of State in the Middle East
1941–1942
Followed by:
Richard Casey
Preceded by:
The Lord Beaverbrook
Minister of Production
1942–1945
Followed by:
Office abolished
Preceded by:
Hugh Dalton
President of the Board of Trade
1945
Followed by:
Sir Stafford Cripps
Preceded by:
James Griffiths
Secretary of State for the Colonies
1951–1954
Followed by:
Alan Lennox-Boyd
Preceded by:
New Creation
Viscount Chandos Followed by:
Anthony Lyttelton

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Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, PC (15 March 1893-21 January 1972) was a British businessman who was brought into government during the Second World War, holding a number of ministerial posts.
Lyttelton was the son of Alfred Lyttelton, a Conservative politician, and related to William Gladstone.
The Lyttelton Theatre at the Royal National Theatre, London is named after Oliver Lyttelton; he was the first chairman of the NT (1962-71) and his parents had been active campaigners for its development.
Alfred Lyttelton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
The youngest of twelve children of George William Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton, and a nephew to William Ewart Gladstone, Alfred studied at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, and proved a great sportsman, particularly in cricket.
Lyttelton also attempted ambitious reforms Britain's management of the colonies towards a more decentralized, imperial vision, but these ideas were abandoned by the Liberals who succeeded him.
Lyttelton's son, Oliver Lyttelton, would become a Member of Parliament, Secretary of State for the Colonies and 1st Viscount Chandos.
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