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Roy Jenkins

AKA Roy Harris Jenkins

Born: 11-Nov-1920
Birthplace: Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: 5-Jan-2003
Location of death: Oxfordshire, England
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Twice UK Home Secretary

Military service: British Army (Royal Artillery, Bletchley Park, WWII)

Father: Arthur Jenkins (labor leader, b. 1884, d. 25-Apr-1946)
Mother: Hattie Harris
Wife: Jennifer Morris (m. 20-Jan-1945, until his death, three children)

    High School: Abersychan County School
    University: University College Cardiff
    University: Balliol College, Oxford University
    Administrator: Chancellor, Oxford University (1987-2003)

    UK Member of Parliament for Glasgow Hillhead (1982-87)
    EU Commission President (1977-81)
    UK Home Secretary (1974-76)
    Chancellor of the Exchequer (1967-70)
    UK Home Secretary (1965-67)
    UK Minister of Aviation (1964-65)
    UK Member of Parliament for Birmingham Stechford (1950-77)
    UK Member of Parliament for Southwark Central (1948-50)
    Life Peerage 20-Nov-1987 as Baron Jenkins of Hillhead
    Whitbread Prize 1996 for Gladstone
    Open Heart Surgery 2000

Author of books:
Pursuit of Progress (1953)
Mr. Balfour's Poodle (1954)
Sir Charles Dilke (1958, biography)
The Labour Case (1959)
Asquith (1964, biography)
Essays and Speeches (1967)
Baldwin (1984, biography)
Partnership of Principle (1985)
Truman (1986, biography)
Gallery of Twentieth Century Portraits (1988)
European Diary, 1977-81 (1989)
A Life at the Centre (1991, memoir)
Gladstone (1995, biography)
Churchill (2001, biography)


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