Merlyn Rees

Mr Merlyn Rees

Rush ID: 5540

Details

Born:
18 December 1920
Died:
5 January 2006
Birth place:
Wales, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
School teacher
Election occupation:
Further Education teacher
Parentage:
L.D. and E.M. Rees
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
5540
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q336534
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. REES, Merlyn (1920- )

Peerages

  1. Baron Merlyn-Rees of Morley and South Leeds

    Life

    1992

Constituencies

  1. Leeds South and Morley

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: 9 June 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1992
    Date of exit: 9 April 1992
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Leeds South

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1963*
    Date of election: 20 June 1963
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    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

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Harrow East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959*
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  2. Harrow East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  3. Harrow East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1964-1965

    to James Callaghan, as Chancellor of the Exchequer

  2. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1965-1966

    Ministry of Defence; Army Minister

  3. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1966-1968

    Ministry of Defence; Air Force Minister

  4. Under-Secretary of State 1968-1970

    Home Office

  5. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1974-1976

  6. Home Secretary 1976-1979

Higher education

  1. Goldsmiths College

    Graduated

  2. London School of Economics and Political Science

    Graduated

Schools

  1. (School name unknown)

    Years: 1

    Notes: in South Wales

  2. Harrow Weald Grammar School

    Years: 2

Marriages

  1. Cleveley, Colleen Faith

    Year: 1949

    Notes: 3 sons

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society member

Trade unions

  1. National Union of Teachers member

  2. General & Municipal Workers' Union member

Clubs

  1. Reform Club