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(Lawrence) Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, KG, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, DL (27 July 1896 – 29 June 1969) was a British Conservative statesman.

Lumley was the son of Brigadier General Osbert Lumley. He himself saw service in World War I with the 11th Hussars in France 1916–1918. He continued to be attached to the Yorkshire Dragoons 1921–1937.

Lumley sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Hull East 1922–29, then York 1931–37. In 1923 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Ormsby-Gore, from 1924–26 to Sir Austen Chamberlain and subsequently to Anthony Eden. In 1937, he was appointed Governor of Bombay, serving until 1943.

Upon his return from India, Lumley served as acting Major-General in World War II. Following the War, he continued his connections with the Army, as an honorary colonel.

He succeeded to the Earldom of Scarbrough in 1945 following the death of his uncle. He served as Lord Chamberlain from 1952 to 1963 and chancellor of the University of Durham from 1958 to 1969. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1948.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Murchison
Member of Parliament for Hull East
Succeeded by
George Muff
Preceded by
Frederick George Burgess
Member of Parliament for York
Succeeded by
Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Brabourne
Governor of Bombay
Succeeded by
Sir David Colville
Preceded by
Earl of Listowel
Under-Secretary of State for India and Burma
Succeeded by
Arthur Hendersom
Preceded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Lord Chamberlain
Succeeded by
The Lord Cobbold
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Harewood
Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
Kenneth Hargreaves
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Grand Master of the
United Grand Lodge
of England

Succeeded by
The Duke of Kent
Academic offices
Preceded by
George Macaulay Trevelyan
Chancellor of the University of Durham
Succeeded by
Malcolm Macdonald
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Alfred Lumley
Earl of Scarbrough
Succeeded by
Richard Lumley


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