Arthur Hayter, 1st Baron Haversham

The Right Honourable
The Lord Haversham
Financial Secretary to the War Office
In office
13 May 1882  9 June 1885
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Succeeded by Sir Henry Northcote, Bt
Personal details
Born 9 August 1835
Died 10 May 1917 (1917-05-11) (aged 81)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Henrietta Hope
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

Arthur Divett Hayter, 1st Baron Haversham PC (9 August 1835 – 10 May 1917), known as Sir Arthur Hayter, Bt, from 1878 to 1906, was a British Liberal politician. He served as Financial Secretary to the War Office under William Gladstone from 1882 to 1885.

Background and education

Hayter was the only son of Sir William Hayter, 1st Baronet, by Anne Pulsford, eldest daughter of William Pulsford. He was educated at Eton and Brasenose College, Oxford, and later joined the Grenadier Guards.

Political career

Hayter sat as Member of Parliament for Wells from 1865 to 1868,[1] for Bath from 1873 to 1885[2] and for Walsall from 1893 to 1895.[3] After succeeding his father in the baronetcy in 1878, he served under William Ewart Gladstone as a Lord of the Treasury from 1880[4] to 1882 and as Financial Secretary to the War Office from 1882 to 1885. He chaired the public accounts committee from 1901 to 1905 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1901.[5] In January 1906 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Haversham, of Bracknell in the County of Berkshire.[6]

Personal life

Lord Haversham married Henrietta Hope in 1866. They lived at South Hill Park at Easthampstead, now part of Bracknell in Berkshire. There were no children from the marriage and the baronetcy and barony became extinct on Lord Haversham's death 10 May 1917, aged 81.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Hayter, Bt
Hedworth Jolliffe
Member of Parliament for Wells
With: Hedworth Jolliffe
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Donald Dalrymple
Viscount Grey de Wilton
Member of Parliament for Bath
With: Viscount Grey de Wilton 1873–1874
Nathaniel Bousfield 1874–1880
Edmond Wodehouse 1880–1885
Succeeded by
Edmond Wodehouse
Robert Stickney Blaine
Preceded by
Frank James
Member of Parliament for Walsall
Succeeded by
Sydney Gedge
Preceded by
Sydney Gedge
Member of Parliament for Walsall
Succeeded by
Edward Marten Dunne
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Financial Secretary to the War Office
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Northcote, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Haversham
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Goodenough Hayter
(of South Hill Park)
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