Thomas Dugdale, 1st Baron Crathorne

Thomas Lionel Dugdale, 1st Baron Crathorne, TD, PC (20 July 1897 – 26 March 1977), known as Sir Thomas Dugdale, 1st Baronet from 1945 to 1959, was a British Conservative Party politician. He resigned as a government minister over the Crichel Down Affair, often quoted as a classic example of the convention of individual ministerial responsibility.


The Lord Crathorne

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
5 November 1951  28 July 1954
Prime MinisterWinston Churchill
Preceded byTom Williams
Succeeded byDerick Heathcoat Amory
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
28 May 1937  12 February 1940
Prime MinisterNeville Chamberlain
Preceded bySir Archibald Southby
Succeeded byPatrick Munro
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
9 October 1959  26 March 1977
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byPeerage created
Succeeded byThe 2nd Lord Crathorne
Member of Parliament for
Richmond
In office
30 May 1929  8 October 1959
Preceded bySir Murrough John Wilson
Succeeded byTimothy Kitson
Personal details
Born(1897-07-20)20 July 1897
Died26 March 1977(1977-03-26) (aged 79)
Political partyConservative