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Douglas Hacking, 1st Baron Hacking

Douglas Hewitt Hacking, 1st Baron Hacking OBE, PC, DL, JP (4 August 1884 – 29 July 1950) was a British Conservative politician.

Educated at Giggleswick School and Manchester University, he was commissioned in the East Lancashire Regiment in August 1914 and served two years in France during World War I. He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the OBE. In World War II, from 1940 to 1944, he served with the 5th Battalion Surrey Home Guard.

Hacking was elected as Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for the Chorley Division of Lancashire in December 1918 and sat for the constituency until June 1945.

He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir James Craig at the Ministry of Pensions in 1920 and at the Admiralty from 1920–1921; then to Sir Laming Worthington-Evans as Secretary of State for War from 1921-1922. He was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1922–1924 and from November 1924-December 1925; Conservative Whip, 1922-1925.

He held junior ministerial office as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, and Representative of the Office of Works in the House of Commons from 1925–1927; as Secretary for Overseas Trade, Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1927–1929; as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, 1933–1934; as Financial Secretary to the War Office, 1934–1935; and as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, 1935-1936.

He was a Member of Empire Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa, 1924; Chairman of General Medical Council, 1932–1947.

He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Surrey.

He was created a Baronet in 1938,[1] a Privy Counsellor in the 1929 Dissolution Honours and raised to the Peerage as Baron Hacking, of Chorley in the County of Lancaster, 2 July 1945.[2]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34529. p. 4399. 8 July 1938.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 37166. p. 3517. 6 July 1945.

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

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  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Dougas Hacking
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Henry Flemming Hibbert
Member of Parliament for Chorley
Succeeded by
Clifford Kenyon
Political offices
Preceded by
William Dudley Ward
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
John Davison
Preceded by
John Davison
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
George Hennessy
Preceded by
Godfrey Locker-Lampson
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Vivian Henderson
Preceded by
Godfrey Locker-Lampson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
jointly with Godfrey Locker-Lampson

Succeeded by
Hugh Dalton
Preceded by
Oliver Stanley
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Harry Crookshank
Preceded by
Duff Cooper
Financial Secretary to the War Office
Succeeded by
Sir Victor Warrender
Preceded by
Lord Stanley
Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Succeeded by
Marquess of Hartington
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Hacking
Succeeded by
Douglas Eric Hacking
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