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James Douglas CRAN

member of parliament

James Douglas CRAN, British Member of Parliament. Daily Mirror Speaking Trophy, 1989.

Background

CRAN, James Douglas was born on January 28, 1944 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Parents: James Cran and Jane Cran (née McDonald).

Education

Ruthrieston School, Aberdeen. University of Aberdeen, Master of Arts, 1969. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, management course, 1969.

Career

Councillor, London Borough of Sutton, 1974-1979. Chairman, Health and Housing Committee. 197579; Member of Parliament, since 1987.

Member. Trade and Industry Select Committee, 1987-1992. Director and secretary. National Association, of Pension Funds, 1971-1979.

Northern Director, Confederation of British Industry, 1979-1984. West Midlands Director, Confederation of British Industry, 1984-1987.

Religion

Presbyterian.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travelling, reading, gardening. Trade and industry, economy, Europe.

Connections

Spouse Penelope Barbara Cran (née Wilson), 1973. Children: Alexandra. Penelope.