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Rt. Hon. Sir John Ambrose COPE

Rt. Hon. Sir John Ambrose COPE, British Paymaster General.

Background

  • COPE, Rt. Hon. Sir John Ambrose was born on May 13, 1937.

  • Education

    • Oakham School, Rutland.

    Career

    • Conservative Research Department, Westminster, 1965-1967. Asst, to Anthony Barber, Chairman, Conservative Party, 1967-1970. Special Assistant Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry, 1972-1974.

      Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire South, 1974-1983, and for Northavon, since 1983. Former Secretary, Parliamentary Group for Concorde. Former Vice-Chairman.

      Conservative Parliamentary Smaller Businesses Committee. Former Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee. Government Whip, 1979-1981.

      Lord Commissioner to the Treasury, 1981-1983. Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household and Deputy Chief Whip, 1983-1987. Minister of State for Employment with special responsibility for small firms, 1987-1989.

      Minister of State for Northern Ireland, November 1989-1990. Deputy Chairman and Joint Treasurer. Conservative Party, 1990-1992.

      Paymaster General in Her Majesty’s Treasury. Royal Artillery, 1955-1957. Chartered Accountant.

    Politics

    conservative Party

    Party affiliation: Conservative Party

    Membership

    • Clubs: Carlton Club; Tudor House Club.

    Connections

    • Spouse Djemila Payne, 1969. Children: two d.
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    Born March 13, 1937
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