Harold Wilson

Mr James Harold Wilson

Rush ID: 8652

Details

Born:
11 March 1916
Died:
24 May 1995
Birth place:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Higher Education teacher
Election occupation:
Civil servant
Parentage:
Herbert Wilson, chemist, of Huddersfield
Notes:
Knight of the Garter, 1976.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1976
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8652
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q128956
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WILSON, Harold (1916-1995)

Peerages

  1. Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

    Life

    1983

Constituencies

  1. Huyton

    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: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Ormskirk

    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: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Prime Minister 1964-1970

  2. Prime Minister 1974-1976

  3. Parliamentary Secretary 1945-1947

    Ministry of Works

  4. Secretary for Overseas Trade 1947

  5. President of the Board of Trade 1947-1951

  6. Leader of the Opposition 1963-1964

  7. Leader of the Opposition 1970-1974

Higher education

  1. Jesus College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Royds Hall Grammar School

  2. Wirral Grammar School

Marriages

  1. Baldwin, (Gladys) Mary

    Year: 1940

    Notes: 2 sons

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

    NEC member 1952-1976, Chairman of Party 1961-1962

  2. Labour Party leader

    1963-1976

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society member

    Chairman 1954-1955.

Trade unions

  1. Association of Scientific, Technical & Managerial Staffs member

  2. National Union of General and Municipal Workers member

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum