William Addison, 4th Viscount Addison

William Addison, 4th Viscount Addison

William Matthew Wand Addison, 4rd Viscount Addison (born 13 June 1945) is a British peer. The son of Michael Addison, 3rd Viscount Addison he succeeded the Viscountcy on the death of his father.

He married (1) Joanna Mary Dickinson, on 10 October 1970, with whom he had the following children:
*Hon Sarah Louise Addison (b. 25 November 1971)
*Hon Paul Wand Addison (b. 18 March 1973)
*Hon Caroline Amy Addison (13 October 1979)

He married (2) Lesley Ann Mawer, in 1991.

In the House of Lords, Viscount Addison had sat as a Conservative peer until the House of Lords Act 1999 removed his automatic right to sit in the House. He stood for election as an elected hereditary peer (and therefore possessing the right to continue to sit), however he finished 47th amongst the Conservative peers [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/lords.html url accessed 15 February 2007] (a total of 42 Conservative peers were elected). He has stood in subsequent by-elections for election to the House, but to date has been unsuccessful.


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