Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone

Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, KG, CH, PC, FRS[1] (9 October 1907 – 12 October 2001), known as the 2nd Viscount Hailsham between 1950 and 1963, at which point he disclaimed his hereditary peerage, was a British barrister and Conservative politician.


The Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone

Hogg in 1990
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
In office
4 May 1979  13 June 1987
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byThe Lord Elwyn-Jones
Succeeded byThe Lord Havers
In office
20 June 1970  4 March 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byThe Lord Gardiner
Succeeded byThe Lord Elwyn-Jones
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
13 April 1966  20 June 1970
LeaderEdward Heath
Preceded byPeter Thorneycroft
Succeeded byJames Callaghan
Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
1 April 1964  16 October 1964
Prime MinisterAlec Douglas-Home
Preceded byEdward Boyle (Minister for Education)
Succeeded byMichael Stewart
In office
14 January 1957  17 September 1957
Minister for Education
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byDavid Eccles
Succeeded byGeoffrey Lloyd
Lord President of the Council
In office
27 July 1960  16 October 1964
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded byThe Earl of Home
Succeeded byHerbert Bowden
In office
17 September 1957  14 October 1959
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byThe Earl of Home
Succeeded byThe Earl of Home
Leader of the House of Lords
In office
27 July 1960  20 October 1963
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byThe Earl of Home
Succeeded byThe Lord Carrington
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
14 October 1959  27 July 1960
LeaderHarold Macmillan
Preceded byThe Lord Poole
Succeeded byRab Butler
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
In office
14 October 1959  27 July 1960
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byRab Butler
Succeeded byTed Heath
First Lord of the Admiralty
In office
19 October 1956  14 January 1957
Prime MinisterAnthony Eden
Preceded byThe Viscount Cilcennin
Succeeded byThe Earl of Selkirk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air
In office
12 April 1945  4 August 1945
Prime MinisterSir Winston Churchill
Preceded byThe Lord Sherwood
Succeeded byJohn Strachey
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
30 June 1970  12 October 2001
Life peerage
In office
16 August 1950  5 December 1963
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byThe 1st Viscount Hailsham
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of Parliament
for St Marylebone
In office
5 December 1963  18 June 1970
Preceded byWavell Wakefield
Succeeded byKenneth Baker
Member of Parliament
for Oxford
In office
27 October 1938  16 August 1950
Preceded byRobert Bourne
Succeeded byLawrence Turner
Personal details
Born(1907-10-09)9 October 1907
London, United Kingdom
Died12 October 2001(2001-10-12) (aged 94)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Natalie Sullivan (m. 1932; div. 1943)
Mary Martin (m. 1944; wid. 1978)
Deirdre Shannon (m. 1986; wid. 1998)
Children5
EducationChrist Church, Oxford

Like his father, Hailsham was considered to be a contender for the leadership of the Conservative Party. He was a contender to succeed Harold Macmillan as prime minister in 1963, renouncing his hereditary peerage to do so, but was passed over in favour of the Earl of Home. He was created a life peer in 1970 and served as Lord Chancellor, the office formerly held by his father, in 1970-74 and 1979-87.