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Thursday, June 04, 2020

The 3rd Baron Rea 1928-2020

_. The 3rd Baron Rea died 1 June, 2020. He was 91.

Lord Rea, one of the few hereditary peers to sit in the Lords [having been elected in 1999], was a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Lecturer in Social Medicine at St Thomas's Hospital, &.

[John] Nicolas Rea was born 6 June, 1928, son of the Hon James Russell Rea [1902-54], by his wife the former Betty Marion Bevan [died 1965], and was a grandson of the 1st Baron Rea [1873-1948], a former Liberal MP for Bradford North and later for Dewsbury.

He succeeded as 3rd Baron Rea and 3rd Baronet on the death of his uncle, the 2nd Baron, 22 Apr, 1981.

He married firstly 1951 [div 1991], Elizabeth Anne Robinson; married 2ndly, 1991, Judith Mary Powell.

Lord Rea leaves issue from his first marriage, four sons, and two daughters from another relationship. His eldest son, the Hon Matthew James Rea, born 28 March, 1956, succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy.

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