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Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st Viscount Ruffside, DL (16 August 1879 – 5 May 1958) was a British politician, and later was created Viscount Ruffside.

The son of James Clifton Brown and Amelia Rowe, he was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He was MP for Hexham from 1918 to 1923 and from 1924 to 1951. He was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1938 to 1943, and Speaker of the House of Commons from 1943 to 1951.

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  1. ^ Brown, Douglas Clifton in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Durning Holt
Member of Parliament for Hexham
19181923
Succeeded by
Victor Finney
Preceded by
Victor Finney
Member of Parliament for Hexham
19241951
Succeeded by
Rupert Speir
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Croft Bourne
Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
1938 – 1943
Succeeded by
Major James Milner
Preceded by
Sir Dennis Herbert
Chairman of Ways and Means
1943
Succeeded by
Major James Milner
Preceded by
Edward FitzRoy
Speaker of the House of Commons
1943 – 1951
Succeeded by
William Morrison
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscount Ruffside
1951–1958
Extinct
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