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Geoffrey JOHNSON SMITH

member of parliament

Geoffrey JOHNSON SMITH, British Member of Parliament. Knight of the Realm. 1982.

Background

JOHNSON SMITH, Geoffrey was born on April 16, 1924 in Glasgow. Scotland, United Kingdom. Parents: John Johnson Smith and Gertrude Johnson Smith (née Smee).

Education

Charterhouse School, Higher School Cert. 1938-1942; Lincoln College, Oxford University, Bachelor of Arts. Politics, Philosophy, Economics, 1947-1949.

Spoken languages: French.

Career

Member of Parliament, Wealden, Sussex, since 1964. Vice-chairman, Conservative Party. 1965-1971; Under Secretary of State for the Army, 1971-1972.

Parliamentary Secretary of State, Civil Service Department, 1972-1974. Chairman, Defence and Security Committee, North Atlantic Assembly, 198589. Leader, United Kingdom Delegation to North Atlantic Assembly, since 1988.

Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Defence Committee, since 1988. Vice-Chairman, Conservative 1922 Executive Committee. Non-Exec. Director, London Weekend Television.

Non-exec. Director, Glengate Properties Ltd. NonExec. Director. Taylor Alden Ltd., Public Relations Marketing.

Religion

Church of England.

Membership

Clubs: Travellers’ Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing.

Connections

Spouse Edith Jeanne (née Pomeroy), 1951. Children: William, Thomas, Susanne.