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Rt. Hon. Douglas Richard HURD

Rt. Hon. Douglas Richard HURD, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Privy Councillor, 1982.

Background

  • HURD, Rt. Hon. Douglas Richard was born on March 8, 1930. Parents: the late Lord Hurd.

  • Education

    • Eton College; Newcastle Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge.

    Career

    • President, Cambridge Union, 1952. Worked in Conservative Research Department, 1966-1968. Political Secretary to Right Honourable Edward Heath Member of Parliament, 1968-1974.

      Member of Parliament for Mid Oxon, 1974-1983, and for Witney, since 1983. Opposition Spokesman on Europe, 1976-1979. Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1979-1983.

      Minister of State, Home Office, 1983-1984. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1984-1985. Secretary ofState for the Home Office, 1985-1989.

      Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, since 1989. Her Majesty Diplomatic Service, Peking, the United Nations and Rome, 1952-1966.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Conservative Party

    Membership

    Clubs: Beefsteak Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing.

    Connections

    • Spouse Judith Smart, 9&2. Children: one son, one daughter, three son from previous marriage.
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    Born March 8, 1930
    Nationality

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