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Henry (Harry) Torrens Anstruther

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From 'Who Was Who, 1916-1928'.

Anstruther, Henry Torrens - 2nd son of Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Bt., M.P.; Member of the Administrative Council, Suez Canal Company, since 1903; J.P. Co. Bucks and Co. Fife; Alderman, L.C.C., 1905-10; Director of the North British Railway Company, 1900-23. Born 1860; married 1889 Hon. Eva I. H. Hanbury-Tracy; one son, one daughter. Educated at Eton; Edinburgh University. Advocate, Edinburgh,1884; M.P. (Liberal Unionist) St Andrew's District, 1886-1903; a Lord of the Treasury, 1895-1903.

His daughter, Joyce, writing an article about him in the mid 1940s had this to say - about him and about her mother.

"Like many younger sons, he went into politics. At the age of 27, when he was considered one of Westminster's most promising young men, he married a handsome, witty and fascinating girl (portrait, new window) who was clearly cut out to be the wife of a Cabinet Minister."

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