Maurice Bonham Carter

Politician

1880 – 1960

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Who was Maurice Bonham Carter?

Sir Maurice Bonham Carter, KCB, KCVO was an English Liberal politician, civil servant and cricketer.

Bonham Carter was the eleventh son of Sibella Charlotte and Henry Bonham Carter. He was born in London and educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1909.

He was a useful right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper for Kent and Oxford. He was awarded his blue in 1902. His highest score in first-class cricket was 86 for Oxford versus H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI at the Parks in 1902.

Bonham Carter served as the Principal Private Secretary to the politician Herbert Henry Asquith and he became a leading figure in the British Liberal Party. He also held a number of business directorships with companies including:- Aero Engine Ltd, Alpha Cement Ltd, Earls Court Ltd, Blackburn and General Aircraft, Hanworth Securities Ltd, Scophony Ltd, Power Jets Ltd and was a partner with merchant bankers O.T. Falk and Partners, and stockbrokers Buckmaster & Moore.

Bonham Carter is buried in the churchyard at Mells in Somerset. The actress Helena Bonham Carter is his granddaughter.

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Born
Oct 11, 1880
London
Also known as
  • Sir Maurice Bonham Carter
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Nationality
  • England
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Education
  • Winchester College
  • Balliol College
Lived in
  • London
Died
Jun 7, 1960

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on July 23, 2013

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