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Cameron Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold

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Preceded by  The Lord Catto
Education  Eton College
Name  Cameron 1st
Profession  Banker
Nationality  British

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Full Name  Cameron Fromanteel Cobbold
Born  14 September 1904 London, England (1904-09-14)
Died  November 1, 1987, Knebworth, United Kingdom
Spouse  Hermione Cobbold, Baroness Cobbold (m. 1930)
Succeeded by  Rowland Baring, 3rd Earl of Cromer
People also search for  David Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold

Cameron Fromanteel "Kim" Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold (14 September 1904 – 1 November 1987) was a British banker. He served as Governor of the Bank of England from 1949 to 1961 and as Lord Chamberlain from 1963 to 1971.


Early life

Born in London in 1904 to Clement John Fromanteel Cobbold and his wife Stella Willoughby Savile Cameron, Cobbold was educated at Eton College. He also spent one year at King's College, Cambridge.

Bank of England

Cobbold joined the Bank of England at the invitation of bank Governor Montagu Norman in 1933. He was appointed Deputy Governor in 1945 and became governor in 1949. During his tenure he was sworn of the Privy Council (1959) and was created Baron Cobbold, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford (1960). He retired as governor in 1961.

Cobbold Commission

He subsequently led the Cobbold Commission in 1962 which studied the question of North Borneo and Sarawak's entry to formed Malaysia. In 1963, he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order and Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II. He served until 1971, and during his tenure the Lord Chamberlain's theatrical censorship role was abolished (1968) and he was appointed to the Order of the Garter (1970). Cobbold was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Hertford (1972).

In 1966, he received the Grand Decoration in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Styles of address

  • 1904–1959: Mr Cameron Cobbold
  • 1959–1960: The Rt Hon. Cameron Cobbold
  • 1960–1963: The Rt Hon. The Lord Cobbold
  • 1963–1970: The Rt Hon. The Lord Cobbold
  • 1970–1972: The Rt Hon. The Lord Cobbold
  • 1972–1987: The Rt Hon. The Lord Cobbold
  • Personal life

    In April 1930, Cobbold married Hermione Millicent Bulwer-Lytton, daughter and heir to Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton. Their seat was at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire. They had two daughters and two sons.

    He died in 1987 at Knebworth. His eldest son, David, succeeded to his barony.


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