Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet

Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet

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Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet PC, DL, JP (7 March 1874 – 9 June 1939) was a British Liberal politician. He notably served as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under H. H. Asquith between 1911 and 1915.

Background and education

Acland was the son of Sir Arthur Dyke Acland, 13th Baronet, and Alice Sophia, daughter of Reverend Francis Macaulay Cunningham. He was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. He initially worked in education in South Kensington and in the West Riding of Yorkshire and was a Junior Examiner at the Education Department between 1900 and 1903.

Political career

Acland was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond, Yorkshire, in 1906, a seat he held until 1910, and later represented Camborne from 1910 to 1922, Tiverton from 1923 to 1924 and North Cornwall from 1932 to 1939. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Richard Haldane, the Secretary of State for War, from 1906 to 1908. He held office under H. H. Asquith as Financial Secretary to the War Office from 1908 to 1910, as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1911 to 1915, as......
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