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Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home

(1903–95). Prime minister. Douglas‐Home succeeded to the earldom in 1951 but relinquished it in 1963 to re‐enter the Commons as prime minister, in succession to Harold Macmillan. ...

Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...0Lord Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home 1903 – 95 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1963–4 As far as the fourteenth earl is concerned, I suppose Mr Wilson, when you come to think of it, is the fourteenth Mr Wilson. replying to Harold wilson 's remark (on Home's becoming leader of the Conservative party) that ‘the whole [ democratic ] process has ground to a halt with a fourteenth Earl’ in Daily Telegraph 22 October 1963 As far as the fourteenth earl fourteenth Mr...

Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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...0AlecDouglas-Home,Lord Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home 1903 – 95 British Conservative statesman , who as Earl of Home became Prime Minister in 1963 on the resignation of Harold macmillan ( see macleod ); he subsequently disclaimed his hereditary title When I have to read economic documents I have to have a box of matches and start moving them into position to simplify and illustrate the points to myself. in Observer 16 September 1962 when I read economic documents have a box of matches As far as the fourteenth earl is concerned, I suppose Mr...

Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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Quotations
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...0AlecDouglas-Home,Lord Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home 1903 – 95 British Conservative statesman ; Prime Minister, 1963–4 . On Home: see connolly Oh, they must find someone else, once they get away from this Blackpool hot-house. Even if they can't agree on Rab or Quintin there must be someone else. But please, please, not me! to James Margach during the Conservative Party Conference, October 1963; James Margach The Abuse of Power (1978) this Blackpool hot-house this Blackpool hothouse When I have to read economic documents I have to have a box of...

Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home

Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home  

(1903–95).Prime minister. Douglas‐Home succeeded to the earldom in 1951 but relinquished it in 1963 to re‐enter the Commons as prime minister, in succession to Harold Macmillan. In 1974 he returned ...
15th earl of Derby, Edward Stanley

15th earl of Derby, Edward Stanley  

(1826–93).Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, and an MP from 1848, Stanley was closer to Disraeli than was his own father in the 1850s, and a more centrist ...
Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson  

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(b. London, 11 Mar. 1932)British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983–89; Baron (life peer) 1992 Educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a first in PPE, Lawson had a ...
Isaac Butt

Isaac Butt  

(1813–79).Founder of the Home Rule movement. At the outset, Butt was a vigorous defender of Orange Toryism. Increasingly, however, his unionism and his commitment to property right were tinctured ...
Selwyn Lloyd

Selwyn Lloyd  

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(b. West Kirby, Wirral, 28 July 1904; d. Preston Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire, 17 May 1978)British; Foreign Secretary 1955–60, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1960–3, Speaker of the House of Commons 1971–6; ...
secretary of state

secretary of state  

In Britain, the head of any of the more important government departments. In the United States, the head of the State Department, which deals with foreign policy.
Edward Heath

Edward Heath  

(b. Broadstairs, Kent, 9 July 1916; d. Salisbury, Wiltshire, 17 July 2005)British; leader of the Conservative Party 1965–75, Prime Minister 1970–4; Kt. 1992 Ted Heath was the only son of a carpenter, ...
R. A. (‘Rab’) Butler

R. A. (‘Rab’) Butler  

(b. 9 Dec. 1902, d. 8 Mar. 1982).British Chancellor of the Exchequer 1951–5 Born in Attock (Punjab, India) and educated at Cambridge, he was elected to parliament in 1929 as a Conservative. In 1932, ...
Liberal Party

Liberal Party  

Before 1868 the Liberal Party had been an uneasy coalition of Whigs and radicals. The broadening of the suffrage in the boroughs in the Reform Act of 1867 strengthened the radicals and the Gladstone ...
Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell  

(b. Birmingham, 15 June 1912; d. London, 8 Feb. 1998)British; Minister of Health 1960–3 Powell's parents were teachers in Birmingham. He was educated at King Edward School, Birmingham, and Trinity ...
Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson  

(1916–1995)British politician and Labour prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76), noted for his tactical skills in maintaining positive government with a very small majority. He was knighted in 1976 and ...
Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan  

(1894–1986).Prime minister. Anglo‐American by birth, Macmillan proceeded from Eton to Balliol College, Oxford, where he secured a first in classical moderations. During the war he was badly injured. ...
Douglas-Home, Sir Alec

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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77 words

...-Home, Sir Alec ( Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home ) ( 1903–95 ) British statesman , prime minister ( 1963–64 ). He entered Parliament in 1931 , and served as private secretary ( 1937–39 ) to Neville Chamberlain . He joined the House of Lords as Lord Home of the Hirsel ( 1951 ), and had a succession of posts, including foreign secretary ( 1960–63 ). He renounced his peerage to succeed Harold Macmillan as prime minister. He was also foreign secretary ( 1970–74 ) under Ted Heath...

Rab

Rab   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...Second World War, when he introduced the radical Education Act of 1944 . His political career then progressed to Chancellor of the Exchequer ( 1951 ) and Lord Privy Seal ( 1955 ). He was widely expected to succeed Anthony Eden as prime minister in 1957 after the Suez crisis, but Harold Macmillan was chosen and Butler became home secretary. He again narrowly lost the premiership to Alec Douglas-Home in 1963 and was instead appointed foreign secretary. A dedicated Tory leader, Butler was epitomized in political circles as ‘both irreproachable and...

Home, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 14th earl of

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Andrew Sanders

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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..., Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 14th earl of [S] ( 1903–95 ) . Prime minister. Douglas-Home succeeded to the earldom in 1951 but relinquished it in 1963 to re-enter the Commons as prime minister, in succession to Harold Macmillan . In 1974 he returned to the House of Lords as Lord Home of the Hirsel. He was first elected in 1931 and served as private secretary to Neville Chamberlain ( 1937–40 ), minister of state at the Scottish Office ( 1951–5 ), Commonwealth secretary ( 1955–60 ), and foreign secretary ( 1960–3 ). He also served as deputy leader...

Butler, R(ichard) A(usten), Baron

Butler, R(ichard) A(usten), Baron (1902–1982)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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299 words

...relative prosperity, to introduce a series of lenient budgets. He was then simultaneously lord privy seal (until 1959 ) and leader of the House of Commons (until 1961 ). His opposition, stated within the party and not publicly, to Anthony Eden 's Suez adventure lost him the leadership in 1957 to Harold Macmillan . He failed again to win the top post in 1963 , when he was defeated by Sir Alec Douglas-Home ( 1903–95 ). He served under both men, first as home secretary ( 1957–62 ), introducing some notable prison reforms, and then as foreign secretary...

Principal Office Holders, United Kingdom

Principal Office Holders, United Kingdom   Quick reference

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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2018
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Social sciences, Politics
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1,002 words

...Macmillan Conservative July 1960 14th Earl of Home ( Alec Douglas-Home ) Conservative Oct. 1963 Richard Austen (Rab) Butler Conservative Oct. 1964 Patrick Gordon Walker Labour Jan. 1965 Michael Stewart Labour Aug. 1966 George Brown Labour Mar. 1968 Michael Stewart Labour Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Oct. 1968 Michael Stewart Labour June 1970 Sir Alec Douglas-Home Conservative Mar. 1974 James Callaghan Labour Apr. 1976 Anthony Crosland Labour Feb. 1977 David Owen Labour May 1979 6th Lord Carrington ( Peter Carington ) Conservative...

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