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William Frederick Waldegrave, 9th Earl Waldegrave VD PC (2 March 1851 – 12 August 1930) was a British Conservative politician.

The Earl Waldegrave, from Vanity Fair, 1912.

The eldest son of William Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, Waldegrave succeeded to his grandfather's titles at the age of nine. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

Waldegrave was commissioned into the 3rd Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1869. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1870 and resigned his commission as a Captain in 1872. He was commissioned an Ensign in the 1st London Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1873 and was promoted Lieutenant and Captain in 1874 and Major in 1886. He retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel.

On 5 August 1874, he married his first cousin, Lady Mary Dorothea Palmer, a daughter of the 1st Earl of Selborne and was a Lord-in-Waiting from 1886-92 and 1895-96 in both of Salisbury's terms.

He was later Chief Whip of the House of Lords from 1896-1911 and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1896-1905. Lord Waldegrave died in 1930, aged 78 and was succeeded by his eldest son, William.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Brassey
Lord-in-Waiting
1895 – 1896
Succeeded by
The Lord Bagot
Preceded by
The Earl of Limerick
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1896 – 1905
Succeeded by
The Duke of Manchester
Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords
1896 – 1905
Succeeded by
The Lord Ribblesdale
Party political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Limerick
Conservative Chief Whip in the House of Lords
1896 – 1911
Succeeded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Waldegrave
Earl Waldegrave
1859 – 1930
Succeeded by
William Waldegrave
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