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Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Barnabas Burke MAYHEW

Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Barnabas Burke MAYHEW, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Knighted, 1983.

Background

  • MAYHEW, Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Barnabas Burke was born on September 11, 1929. Parents: A.G.H. Mayhew and Sheila M. B. Mayhew (née Roche).

  • Education

    • Tonbridge School; Balliol College, Oxford. Middle Temple; spoken languages: French.

    Career

    • Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells, since 1974. Vice-chairman, Conservative Home Affairs Committee, 1976. Executive, 1922 Committee, 1976-1979.

      Under Secretary of State, Department of Employment, 1979-1981. Minister of State at the Home Office, 1981-1983. Solicitor-General, 1983-1987.

      Attorney-General, 1987-1992. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Captain, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, National Service.

      Barrister, 1955; Queen’s Counsel, 1972.

    Politics

    conservative Party

    Party affiliation: Conservative Party

    Religion

    Anglican.

    Membership

    • Clubs: Pratt’s Club; Beefsteak Club. Garrick Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Country pursuits, sailing.

    Connections

    • Spouse Jean Elizabeth Gurney, 1963. Children: four s.
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    Born September 11, 1929
    Nationality

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