George Bingham, 6th Earl of Lucan

George Charles Patrick Bingham, 6th Earl of Lucan MC (24 November 1898 – 21 January 1964), known as Lord Bingham from 1914 to 1949, was an Irish peer, British soldier and Labour politician.

Early life

Pat Lucan was the eldest son of The 5th Earl of Lucan and his wife, Violet Sylvia Blanche, daughter of J. Spender Clay. He was educated at Eton College and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Military career

He was a Colonel in the Coldstream Guards and commanded the 1st Battalion of the regiment from 1940 to 1942 during the Second World War. From 1942 to 1945 he was Deputy Director for Ground Defence in the Air Ministry.

House of Lords

He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1949 and took his seat on the Labour benches in the House of Lords. Lord Lucan served under Clement Attlee as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords) from 1950 to 1951 and as Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations in 1951. Between 1954 and 1964 he was Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Lords.

Marriage and children

Lord Lucan was married on 23 December 1929 to Kaitlin Elizabeth Anne Dawson, daughter of Captain Hon Edward Stanley Dawson, second son of Richard Dawson, 1st Earl of Dartrey. They had two sons and two daughters:[1]

Lucan died on 21 January 1964, aged 65, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, who became famous for his sudden disappearance in 1974. The Dowager Lady Lucan died in 1985.



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Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Lucas of Chilworth
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Succeeded by
The Lord Archibald
Preceded by
The Lord Ogmore
Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations
Succeeded by
John Foster
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Charles Bingham
Earl of Lucan
Succeeded by
Richard John Bingham
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