Alec Douglas-Home

Sir Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home

Rush ID: 3768

Details

Born:
2 July 1903
Died:
9 October 1995
Birth place:
London, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Farmer
Election occupation:
Farmer
Parentage:
13th Earl of Home and Lady Lilian Lambton
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
3768
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q128976
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. DOUGLAS-HOME, Sir Alec (1903-1995)
  2. DUNGLASS, Lord (1903-1995) **
  3. HOME, Earl of (1903-1995) **

Alternative names

  1. Lord Dunglass (title)

    1918 - 1951

    title inherited on father's succession as Earl of Home

  2. Earl of Home (title)

    1951 - 1963

    title inherited on father's death, renounced 1963

Peerages

  1. 14th Earl of Home

    Hereditary

    1951

    Renounced title on 23 October 1963 on becoming Prime Minister.

  2. Baron Home of the Hirsel of Coldstream

    Life

    1974

Constituencies

  1. Kinross and West Perthshire

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1963*
    Date of election: 7 November 1963
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1974²
    Date of exit: 10 October 1974
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  2. Lanark

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1951*
    Date of exit: 11 July 1951
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  3. Lanark

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Coatbridge

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: Thu 30th May 1929
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1935-1940

  2. Minister of State 1951-1955

  3. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1960-1963

  4. Prime Minister 1963-1964

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Alington, Elizabeth Hester

    Year: 1936

    Notes: 3 daughters, 1 son

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

  2. Conservative Party leader

    1963-1965

Clubs

  1. Travellers' Club