John Hope

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Person.png John Hope   Alchetron Dbpedia Geni IMDB WikidataRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
John Hope, 1st Baron Glendevon.jpg
Born7 April 1912
Died1996-01-18 (Age 83)
Alma materChrist Church (Oxford)
SpouseElizabeth Paravicini
PartyScottish Conservative Party
Scottish aristocrat and Tory politician.

Employment.png UK/Minister of Works

In office
22 October 1959 - 16 July 1962

Employment.png Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

In office
18 January 1957 - 22 October 1959

Employment.png Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
9 November 1956 - 18 January 1957

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands

In office
5 July 1945 - 15 October 1964

John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Baron Glendevon known as Lord John Hope from 1912 to 1964, was a Scottish aristocrat and Tory politician.

Early life

Hope was the younger son of Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, and Doreen Maud Milner. His elder twin brother was Charles Hope, 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow. He was educated at Ludgrove, Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and served in the Second World War in Norway and Italy with the Scots Guards, achieving the rank of temporary Major. He was twice mentioned in despatches.

Political career

In 1945 Hope was elected Member of Parliament for Midlothian and Peebles North, a seat he held until 1950, and then represented Edinburgh Pentlands from 1950 to 1964.[1]

Hope served in the Conservative administrations of Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1954 to 1956, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations from 1956 to 1957 and as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1957 to 1959. In 1959 he was appointed Minister of Works and invested a Privy Counsellor. Hope remained as head of the Ministry of Works until 1962.[1] In 1964 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Glendevon, of Midhope in the County of Linlithgow.[2]

Personal life

Lord Glendevon married Elizabeth Paravicini (1915–1998), the former wife of Vincent Paravicini and the only child of the author W. Somerset Maugham, in 1948. They had two sons. Lord Glendevon died on 18 January 1996, aged 83, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, Julian.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/1955 September23 September 195525 September 1955Germany
The third Bilderberg, in West Germany. The subject of a report by Der Spiegel which inspired a heavy blackout of subsequent meetings.
Bilderberg/195611 May 195613 May 1956Denmark
The 4th Bilderberg meeting, with 147 guests, in contrast to the generally smaller meetings of the 1950s. Has two Bilderberg meetings in the years before and after