Sir Ronald Hibbert Cross, 1st
Baronet, KCMG, KCVO (9 May
1896 â€“ 3 June 1968) was a British politician
educated at Ludgrove
Preparatory School and then Eton College.
He served with the Duke
of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry
and as a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps
in World War I
election, Cross was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Rossendale.
He was sworn into the Privy Council
Cross held a number of ministerial posts including Minister of Shipping
and Minister of Economic Warfare
during World War II
. In 1941 he was
sent to be High Commissioner
Australia. Cross returned to the United Kingdom in 1945 but lost
his seat at that
was elected in the seat of Ormskirk, Lancashire.
He later served as Governor of Tasmania
from 23 August 1951
to 4 June
1958. He was appointed KCVO by Queen Elizabeth II when she visited
Hobart during her Coronation Tour in 1954.
later appointed KCMG
. He was a popular
Governor, well regarded in the island State.
Mount Ronald Cross
Tasmania is named after him.