William Orde-Powlett, 5th Baron Bolton

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William George Algar Orde-Powlett, 5th Baron Bolton (21 August 1869 – 11 December 1944) was a British peer and Conservative Party politician.

He was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[1] He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Yorkshire Hussars, but resigned the commission in April 1902.[2] The following month he was on 28 May appointed Major of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment).[3] He later served with the Yorkshire Regiment during the First World War and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. From 1910 to 1918 he was MP for Richmond.[4] From 1935 to 1944 he was Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire[5]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Francis Dyke Acland
Member of Parliament for Richmond
Succeeded by
Murrough John Wilson
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Thomas Orde-Powlett
Baron Bolton
Succeeded by
Nigel Amyas Orde-Powlett
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Geoffrey William Algernon Howard
Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
Murrough John Wilson