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Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod


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Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of the

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MILLS, George (1902 - 1971), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords, 1963–70

STEPHENSON, Henry Frederick (1842 - 1919), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod since 1904

MITCHELL, William Gore Sutherland (1888 - 1944), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords, since 1941; Commandant, London Command, ATC, since 1942

HORROCKS, Brian Gwynne (1895 - 1985), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords, 1949–63

LEAKEY, (Arundell) David (born 1952), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, since 2011

VIGGERS, Frederick (Richard) (born 1951), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 2009–11

JONES, (Charles) Edward (Webb) (1936 - 2007), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1995–2001

GINGELL, John (1925 - 2009), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1985–92

BIDDULPH, Michael Anthony Shrapnel (1823 - 1904), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod from 1896; President Ordnance Committee; Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria; Keeper of the Regalia

TWISS, Frank (Roddam) (1910 - 1994), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords, 1970–78; Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1971–78

HOUSE, David (George) (1922 - 2012), Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords, 1978–85; Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1978–85

WILLCOCKS, Michael (Alan) (born 1944), Independent Reviewer (formerly Chartered Commissioner), Press Complaints Commission, 2009–12; Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 2001–09; Director, IKOS CIF, since 2010

 

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An official of the House of Lords whose title derives from his staff of office – an ebony rod surmounted with a gold lion. The office originated as usher of the Order of the Garter in the 14th century; the parliamentary appointment dates from 1522. Black Rod is responsible for maintaining order in the House and summons members of the Commons to the Lords to hear a speech from the throne.

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