James Callaghan

Mr Leonard James Callaghan

Rush ID: 3424

Details

Born:
27 March 1912
Died:
26 March 2005
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Trade Union official
Election occupation:
Naval officer
Parentage:
James Callaghan, naval officer
Notes:
Knight of the Garter, 1987. Obituary in The Guardian, 28/03/2005.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1987
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
3424
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q9576
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. CALLAGHAN, James (1912-2005)

Peerages

  1. Baron Callaghan of Cardiff

    Life

    1987

Constituencies

  1. Cardiff South and Penarth

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1987
    Date of exit: 11 June 1987
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Cardiff South East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Cardiff South

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1964-1967

  2. Home Secretary 1967-1970

  3. Prime Minister 1976-1979

  4. Father of the House of Commons 1983-1987

  5. Leader of the Opposition 1979-1980

  6. PPS 1945-1946

    to John Parker, as Under-Secretary of State for the Dominions

  7. Parliamentary Secretary 1947-1950

    Ministry of Transport

  8. Parliamentary and Financial Secretary 1950-1951

    Admiralty

  9. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1974-1976

Schools

  1. Portsmouth Northern Secondary School

Marriages

  1. Moulton, Audrey Elizabeth

    Notes: 1 son, 2 daughters

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society member

Trade unions

  1. Inland Revenue Staff Federation officer

    Assistant Secretary