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Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Barnabas Burke MAYHEW

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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.

Religion

Anglican.

Politics

conservative Party

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Country pursuits, sailing.

Connections

Spouse Jean Elizabeth Gurney, 1963. Children: four s.