Denison Faber, 1st Baron Wittenham

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Wittenham
George Denison Faber, Vanity Fair, 1900-02-08.jpg
"ex opera". Caricature by Henry Charles Seppings-Wright published in Vanity Fair in 1900.
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for York
In office
Preceded by Lord Charles Beresford
Succeeded by Arnold Stephenson Rowntree
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Clapham
In office
Preceded by Percy Melville Thornton
Succeeded by Harry Greer
Personal details
Born (1852-12-14)14 December 1852
Died 1 February 1931(1931-02-01) (aged 78)
The Faber grave, Brompton Cemetery

George Denison Faber, 1st Baron Wittenham, CB, DL (14 December 1852 – 1 February 1931), known as Denison Faber, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.


Faber was the second surviving son of Charles Wilson Faber and the nephew of Lord Grimthorpe.[1] He was the brother of Edmund Faber, 1st Baron Faber, and of Mrs Edward Kennard (1850–1936), a novelist.

Political career

"Self-confessed Vacuity" (1913). Caricature of Denison Faber from Punch.

Faber was Member of Parliament (MP) for York from February 1900[2] to January 1910,[3] when he lost his seat,[1] and for Clapham from 1910 to 1918.[4]

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1905.[5]

On 29 June 1918, he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Wittenham, of Wallingford in the County of Berkshire.[6]

Personal life

Lord Wittenham married Hilda Georgina, daughter of Sir Frederick Graham, 3rd Baronet, of Netherby in Cumberland, in 1895. The marriage was childless.

He died on 1 February 1931, aged 78, when the barony became extinct.[1] He is buried with his brother Edmund in Brompton Cemetery in London. The monument is currently (2014) concealed behind shrubbery on the east side of the main entrance path from the north but has had a low tunnel created through which it may be viewed.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Butcher
Lord Charles Beresford
Member of Parliament for York
Feb. 1900Jan. 1910
With: John Butcher 1892–1906;
Hamar Greenwood 1906–1910
Succeeded by
Arnold Stephenson Rowntree
John Butcher
Preceded by
Percy Melville Thornton
Member of Parliament for Clapham
Jan. 19101918
Succeeded by
Harry Greer
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New title Baron Wittenham