Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Baron Renton of Mount Harry, PC, DL 1932-2020

 _. Lord Renton of Mount Harry, PC, DL, life baron, who died 25 August, 2020, aged 88, was, as Tim Renton, Conservative MP for Mid-Sussex 1974-97.

Ronald Timothy Renton was born 28 May, 1932, son of Ronald Kenneth Duncan Renton [1897-1980], by his wife the former Eileen Doris Torr, MBE, and married 2 Apr, 1960, Alice Blanche Helen Fergusson [born 15 Sept, 1934], scion of the Fergusson baronets, of Kilkerran, daughter of Sir James Fergusson, 8th Baronet [1904-73], by his wife the former Louise Frances Balfour Stratford Dugdale [died 1988], by whom he had issue, 2 sons, and 3 daughters.

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1984-5; Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1985-87; Minister of State, Home Office 1987-89; Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury [Chief Whip] 1989-90; Minister of State, Ministry for the Arts, 1990-92, &c.

On his retirement from the Commons he was created a life peer, in 1997, as Baron Renton of Mount Harry, of Offham in the County of Sussex. 



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