Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell
The Lord Hartwell
|Member of the House of Lords|
19 January 1968 – 3 April 2001
|Born||18 May 1911|
|Died||3 April 2001 89)(aged|
|Alma mater||Eton College|
Christ Church, Oxford
Life and career
Berry followed his brother Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, as Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He remained in this role until the takeover by Conrad Black in 1986. He was also the backer behind the arts review, X magazine.
Berry was awarded a life peerage as Baron Hartwell, of Peterborough Court in the City of London on 19 January 1968. He succeeded his elder brother as 3rd Viscount Camrose in 1995, but disclaimed the title.
Marriage and family
- Adrian Michael Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose (born 15 June 1937, died 18 April 2016)
- Hon. Nicholas William Berry (born 3 July 1942, died 25 December 2016)
- Hon. Harriet Mary Margaret Berry (born 8 November 1944)
- Hon. Eleanor Agnes Berry (born 6 May 1950)
Hartwell died in Westminster, London, aged 89 and was succeeded in the viscountcy, barony and baronetcy by his elder son.
- "David Wright's and Patrick Swift's legendary X set the common agenda for a generation of European painters, writers and dramatists."-Michael Schmidt (founder of Carcanet Press, editor of Poetry Nation Review and Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow) wrote in The Guardian in 2006
- "No. 44507". The London Gazette. 19 January 1968. p. 759.
- "No. 53981". The London Gazette. 14 March 1995. p. 3955.
- The Peerage, entry for Lord Hartwell
- Deaths England and Wales 1984-2006
- Debrett's Peerage. 1973.