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Sir (Frederick) Fergus Graham, 5th Baronet (10 March 1893 – 1 August 1978) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He was first elected to the House of Commons at a by-election in 1926 in the North Cumberland constituency. The sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Donald Howard had succeeded to the peerage as Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, and Graham held the seat comfortably. He represented the constituency for nine years, until his defeat at the 1935 general election by the Liberal candidate Wilfrid Roberts.

Graham returned to Parliament at the 1951 general election, when he was elected as MP for Darlington, defeating the sitting Labour MP David Hardman. Graham held his seat until he retired at the 1959 general election.

He was the son of Sir Richard James Graham, and Lady Mabel Cynthia Duncombe. In 1918 he married Mary Spencer Revell Reade, daughter of Major-General Raymond Northland Revell Reade and Rose Frances Spence. They had two children, one son and one daughter. In 1932, he succeeded his father to the baronetcy, becoming the 5th Baronet Graham, of Netherby. He was Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland from 1958 to 1968.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Donald Howard
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Roberts
Preceded by
David Hardman
Member of Parliament for Darlington
Succeeded by
Anthony Bourne-Arton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Robert Christopher Chance
Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland
Succeeded by
John Charles Wade
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Graham
(of Netherby)
Succeeded by
Charles Graham


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