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Chris Patten

Chris PattenAKA Christopher Francis Patten

Born: 12-May-1944
Birthplace: Lancashire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: EU Commissioner for External Relations

UK Conservative Party. Patten is the last Governor of Hong Kong, before it was turned over to Red China in 1997. Chancellor of Oxford University.

Wife: (married, three daughters)
Daughter: Alice Patten (youngest daughter, actress, b. 1980)
Daughter: Laura
Daughter: Kate

    High School: St Benedict's School at Ealing Abbey
    University: Balliol College, Oxford University

    EU Commissioner (2000-04)
    Governor of Hong Kong (1992-97)
    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1990-92)
    UK Secretary of State for the Environment (1989-90)
    UK Minister Overseas Development (1986-89)
    UK Member of Parliament for Bath (1979-92)
    International Crisis Group Co-Chair

Author of books:
The Tory Case (1983)
East and West (1999)


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