Rupert De la Bère

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Sir Rupert De la Bère, 1st Baronet KCVO (16 June 1893 – 25 February 1978)[1][2] was a British businessman, soldier, and Conservative Party politician.

He was the son of Reginald De la Bère from Addlestone in Surrey.[3] He was educated at Tonbridge School and became a director of Hay's Wharf, and an Alderman of the City of London for the Tower ward.[3] He was a Sheriff of the City of London in 1941,[3] and Lord Mayor of London in 1952.[4]

During World War I he served overseas with the East Surrey Regiment and the Royal Air Force.[3]

He was elected at the 1935 general election as the Member of Parliament for Evesham,[5] and held the seat until the constituency was abolished at the 1950 general election.[1] He was then elected for the new South Worcestershire constituency, and held that seat until he stood down at the 1955 general election.[2]

He was knighted in June 1952, and made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in June 1953, and a baronet in November 1953, of Crowborough.[3] He was also a Knights of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark), a Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and a Knight of the Order of the Polar Star (Sweden).[3]

In 1919 he married Marguerite Humphery, daughter of Sir John Humphery.[3] She died in 1969.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephens (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume IV, 1945–1979. Brighton: The Harvester Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-85527-335-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Lord Mayors of the City of London from 1189" (PDF). City of London. Retrieved 28 December 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 501. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bolton Eyres-Monsell
Member of Parliament for Evesham
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for South Worcestershire
Succeeded by
Peter Agnew
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Leslie Boyce
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Sir Noël Bowater
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Crowborough)
1953 – 1978
Succeeded by
Cameron De la Bère