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Rt. Hon. Dr. John William GILBERT

member of parliament

Rt. Hon. Dr. John William GILBERT, British Member of Parliament.


GILBERT, Rt. Hon. Dr. John William was born on April 5, 1927.


Oxford University, Bachelor of Arts, politics, philosophy and economics, 1951. Canada, Chartered Accountant, 1958. American Institut, of Banking, Advanced Certificate, 1963.

Graduate School of Business Admin., New York University, USA, Doctor of Philosophy, inst. economics and statistics, 1968. Private Pilot’s Licence. Spoken languages: German, Spanish, French.


Parly, candidate, 1966, 1968. Member of Parliament, since 1970. Opposition Spokesman on Economic and Financial Affairs, 1971-1974.

Member, Select Committee on Corporation Tax, 1971. Member, Select Committee on Expenditure, 1971-1974. Member, Sub-Cttee. on Defence and External Affairs, 1971-1974.

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1974-1975. Minister for Transport, 1975-1976. Minister of State for Defence, 1976-1979.

Chairman of Board, Royal Ordinance Factories, 1976-1979. PC, since 1978; Senior Opposition member, Select Committee on Defence, 1979-1987. Senior Opposition member.

Select Committee on Trade and Industry, 1987-1992. Royal Navy, 1946-1948. Price Waterhouse, Canada, 1955-1958.

Canadian Business Services, 1958-1960. Assistant Vice-President, Bank of America International, New York, USA, 1960-1964. Chairman, John Gilbert and Associate.

Director, Edmund Nuttall Ltd. Director, Research and Science Investors, USA. Adviser, Jordene Insurance Brokers International.

Member, International Advisory Board, Royal Jordanian Airlines.


Clubs: Trilateral Commission. Royal Institut, of International Affairs. International Institut, for Strategic Studies.

Institut, for Fiscal Studies. Trustee, Council for Arms Control. Royal United Services Institute (cncl. member).

British-American Parliamentary Group (Exec. Committee); British-Atlantic Committee. South Atlantic Council.

21st Century Trust (Advisory Board). 21st Century Foundation (Advisory Board). European League for Economic Co-operation (Central Council).