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Leon Brittan

Born: 25-Sep-1939
Birthplace: London, England

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

Nationality: England
Executive summary: UK Home Secretary, 1983-85

Father: Joseph Brittan
Mother: Rebecca Lipetz
Wife: Diana Peterson (m. 1980)

    High School: Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
    University: Trinity College, Cambridge University
    University: Yale University (as a Henry Fellow)
    Administrator: Chancellor, University of Teesside (1993-2005)

    UBS Warburg Vice Chairman (2000-)
    EU Commissioner for External Affairs (1995-99)
    EU Commissioner Vice-President (1995-99)
    EU Commissioner for Competition (1989-93)
    EU Commissioner (1989-99)
    UK Minister Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1985-86)
    UK Home Secretary (1983-85)
    UK Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire (1983-88)
    UK Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1981-83)
    UK Minister Minister of State, Home Office (1979-81)
    UK Member of Parliament for Cleveland and Whitby (1974-83)
    Conservative Party (UK)
    Trilateral Commission
    Knighthood 1989
    Life Peerage 9-Feb-2000 as Baron Brittan of Spennithorne

Author of books:
Defense and Arms Control in a Changing Era (1988, nonfiction)
Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures (1990, lectures)
European Competition Policy (1992, nonfiction)
The Europe We Need (1994, nonfiction)
Globalisation versus Sovereignty (1997, nonfiction)
A Diet of Brussels (2000, nonfiction)


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