CUNLIFFE, WALTER, 1ST BARON (1855-1920) English banker, was born in London on Dec. 4, 1855, the son of Roger Cunliffe, a banker of the City of London. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity college, Cambridge, and became a banker in the City in 188o, establishing in 1890 the merchant banking business of Cunliffe Bros. He became a director of the Bank of England in 1895, deputy-governor in 1911, and governor in 1913, an office which he held until 1918. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Cunliffe of Headley in Dec. 1914. Lord Cun liffe was associated with the working out of all the chief finan cial problems during the World War, and in 1917 accompanied A. J. Balfour on his financial mission to the United States. He died at Epsom on Jan. 6, 192o.