High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Edward Arthur
Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke PC, GCVO, known as Sir Edward
Colebrooke, 5th Baronet, from 1890 to 1906, was a British Liberal
politician and courtier. Colebrooke was the son of Sir Thomas
Colebrooke, 4th Baronet, and his wife Elizabeth Margaret
Richardson, and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1890. In
1906 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Colebrooke, of
Stebunheath in the County of Middlesex. He served under Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith as a Lord-in-Waiting from 1906
to 1911 and under Asquith and later David Lloyd George as Captain
of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from 1911 to 1922. In
1914 Colebrooke was admitted to the Privy Council. He was also a
Permanent Lord-in-Waiting from 1924 to 1939 and served as Lord High
Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from
1906 to 1907. He was made a KCVO in 1922 and a GCVO in 1927.
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