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  1. Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood, 2nd Earl of Halifax, DL (3 October 1912 – 19 March 1980), 4th Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton, 6th Baronet Wood of Barnsley in the County of York, and 2nd Baron Irwin of Kirby Underdale in the County of York, was a British peer, Conservative politician, Lord Lieutenant of Humberside and High Steward of York Minster.

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    Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood, 2nd Earl of Halifax DL (3 October 1912 – 19 March 1980), 4th Viscount Halifax of Monk Bretton, 6th Baronet Wood of Barnsley in the County of York and 2nd Baron Irwin of Kirby Underdale in the County of York, was a British peer, Conservative politician, Lord Lieutenant of Humberside and High Steward of York Minster.

    Wood was the son of Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, statesman and Foreign Secretary and Lady Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Wood (née Onslow). He was educated at Eton College. Charles graduated from Christ Church, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, in 1934 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. He successfully captained the Oxford University Polo Tea...

    He gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in 1934 in the service of the Royal Horse Guards. Like his father, Wood also entered politics, becoming Member of Parliament (MP) for the City of York in 1937, as a Conservative. In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, he rejoined the Royal Horse Guards and served for three years in the Middle East. Charles wa...

  2. 05/12/2014 · Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood, 2nd Earl of Halifax (3 October 1912 – 19 March 1980), styled Lord Irwin between 1944 and 1959, was a British politician and peer. Background Wood was the son of E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, statesman and Foreign Secretary. Education

    • October 03, 1912
    • December 5, 2014
    • March 19, 1980 (67)
    • Charles W Lewis, II
  3. Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax, FSA, DL, was a British Anglo-Catholic ecumenist who served as president of the English Church Union from 1868 to 1919, and from 1927 to 1934. In 1886, he was a former part of Northern Regiment of West Riding Yeomanry Cavalry became a Deputy Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire, also one of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and a member of Houses of Laymen for York.

  4. Charles was styled Lord Irwin between 1944 and 1959. In 1959, Wood succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Halifax. He continued as a member of parliament during this time. At the 1945 general election, he lost his seat to the Labour candidate, John Corlett.

  5. Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood, 2nd Earl of Halifax (1912–1980) (Charles Edward) Peter Neil Wood, 3rd Earl of Halifax (born 1944) The heir apparent is the present holder's only son, James Charles Wood, Lord Irwin (born 1977). The heir apparent's heir apparent is his only son, Hon. Rex Patrick Wood (born 2010). Male-line family tree