Past Presidents of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

Elected 1874

Sir Henry Thompson, Bt., F.R.C.A.

(Surgeon to Queen Victoria.)


Elected 1904

Sir Charles Cameron, Bt., M.D., LL.B., MP

(Medical Officer of Health and Member of Parliament for Glasgow.)


Elected 1921

His Grace The Duke of Bedford, K.G.

(Founder of the Woking Crematorium.)


Elected 1940

The Rt. Hon. Lord Horder, G.C.V.O., F.R.C.P.

(Physician to King George V and Director of the Woking and Golders Green crematoria.)


Elected 1955

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Verulam, M.A., J.P.

(Industrialist and Director of the Woking and Golders Green crematoria.)


Elected 1960

Sir John Cameron, Bt., M.A., LL.B.

(Son of second President; barrister, stipendiary magistrate; Vice-President of the International Cremation Federation.)


Elected 1970

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Greenwood of Rossendale P.C.,J.P.

(Former Minister of Housing and Local Government; Past Chairman of the Local Government Staff Commission; Director of the Woking and Golders Green crematoria; Trustee of Golders Green Foundation; Vice-President of the Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration; related to Rose Mary Crawshay, a founder of the Cremation Society.)


Elected 1982

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Marshall of Leeds, KT., M.A.,LL.M.

(Chairman of The London Cremation Company plc; Chairman of Trustees of the Golders Green Foundation; Chairman of Municipal Mutual Insurance Ltd., Vice-President of the Automobile Association; Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.)


Elected 1992

Rt. Hon. The Earl Grey

(The 6th Earl; Chairman of the London Cremation Company plc; Former member, Select Committee on Consolidation of Bills; Liberal Democrat Party Spokesman on Social Services.)


2013

Vacant on the death of the Rt. Hon. The Earl Grey