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Strang, Baron (UK, 1954 - 2014)


Creation: let. pat. 16 Jan 1954


Extinct: 19 Dec 2014


Family name: Strang




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William [Strang], 1st Baron Strang, GCB GCMG MBE

1st son of James Strang, of Englefield, co. Berkshire, by his wife Margaret Steven, dau. of William Steven, of Temples, Eaglesham, co. Renfrew


2 Jan 1893


1 Mar 1920 Elsie Wynne Jones (d. 23 Sep 1974), dau. of Josiah Edward Jones, of Addiscombe, co. Surrey


1. Hon Colin Strang, later 2nd Baron Strang

1. Hon Jean Strang (b. 17 Apr 1921; d. 21 Oct 1988)


27 May 1978


16 Jan 1954 Baron Strang, of Stonesfield in the County of Oxford



careerdiplomat: 3rd Secretary Belgrade 1919, 2nd Secretary 1920, Foreign Office 1922, 1st Secretary 1925, Counsellor Moscow 1933-33, Foreign Office 1933, Assistant Under-Secretary 1939-43, UK Representative European Advisory Commission 1943-45, Political Advisor to Commander-in-Chief British Forces of Occupation, Germany 1945-47, Permanent Under Secretary Foreign Office (German Section) 1947-49 and Permanent Under Secretary Foreign Office 1949-53; Chairman, National Parks Committee 1954-66 and Royal Institution for International Affairs 1958-66; Deputy Speaker, House of Lords 1962


Colin [Strang], 2nd Baron Strang


12 Jun 1922


3 Jul 1948 (div. 1955) Patricia Marie Avis, dau. of Meiert Charles Avis,of Houghton Lodge, Johannesburg, South Africa


21 Apr 1955 Professor Barbara Mary Hope Carr (d. 12 Apr 1982), dau. of Frederick Albert Carr, of Wimbledon, London

only child by second wife

1. Hon Caroline Jane Strang (b. 30 Jun 1957), mar. 8 Apr 1978 Paul William Miller, son of Christopher Miller, of Ashington, co. Northumberland, and has issue


1984 Mary Shewell Miles, dau. of Richard Miles, of Sheffield, co. York


19 Dec 2014


Lecturerin Philosophy, Queens' University, Belfast 1951-53 and at King's College, Newcastle 1953-75; Professor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle 1975-82; Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Newcastle 1976-79


On the death of the 2nd Baron Strang the Barony of Strang became extinct.


Last updated 30 Jan 2015



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