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Gerard Folliott VAUGHAN

member of parliament

Gerard Folliott VAUGHAN, British Member of Parliament. Knight, 1986; Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Architects and Surveyors.


VAUGHAN, Gerard Folliott was born on June 11, 1923 in Xinavane, East Africa. Parents: the late Leonard Vaughan and Joan Vaughan (née Folliott).


Guys Hospital Medical School, Bachelor of Medicine, BS, medicine. Royal College of Physicians, Fellow. Royal College of Psychiatrists, Fellow.

Spoken languages: French.


Alderman, London Country Council, 1956. Alderman, Greater London Council, 1970. Strategic Planning Chairman, 1970.

Member of Parliament, since 1970. Governor, University College, London, 1972. Member, South East Planning Committee, 1972.

Government Whip, 1972-1974. Conservative Health Spokesman, 1974-1979. Minister for Health, 1979-1982.

Minister of State for Trade, 1982-1983. Member. Select Committee on Education. Chairman, Parliamentary Scientific Committee.

Chairman, Spahealth (medical video), since 1986. Trustee of various charities.


  • Various medical publications.


Church of England.


Clubs: Barbers Livery Company, City of London. Carlton Club.


  • Other Interests

    Horticulture, outdoor activities, fishing, painting.


Spouse Joyce Thurle, 1955. Children: John, Belinda.