William Whitelaw

Mr William Stephen Ian Whitelaw

Rush ID: 8972

Details

Born:
28 June 1918
Died:
1 July 1999
Birth place:
Nairn, Nairnshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
William Alexander Whitelaw
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
8972
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333963
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WHITELAW, William (1918-1999)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Whitelaw of Penrith

    New hereditary

    1983

Constituencies

  1. Penrith and The Border

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election: 26 May 1955
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1983*
    Date of exit: 11 June 1983
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Re-elected at 1983 General Election, but elevated to peerage immediately afterwards.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Dunbartonshire East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1951
    Date of election: 1951-10-25 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  2. Dunbartonshire East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 1950-02-23 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1956-1957

    to Peter Thorneycroft, as President of the Board of Trade

  2. PPS 1957-1958

    to Peter Thorneycroft, as Chancellor of the Exchequer

  3. Assistant Whip 1959-1961

  4. Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1961-1962

  5. Parliamentary Secretary 1962-1964

    Ministry of Labour

  6. Chief Whip 1964-1970

    Chief Opposition Whip

  7. Lord President of the Council 1970-1972

  8. Leader of the House of Commons 1970-1972

  9. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1972-1973

  10. Secretary of State for Employment 1973-1974

  11. Home Secretary 1979-1983

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Winchester

Marriages

  1. Sport, Cecilia

    Year: 1943

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

    Chairman 1974-1975

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Royal & Ancient Club

  3. County Club, Carlisle