George Thomson

Mr George Morgan Thomson

Rush ID: 9245

Details

Born:
16 January 1921
Died:
3 October 2008
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Air Force officer
Election occupation:
Writer / Journalist
Parentage:
James Thomson, of Dundee
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
9245
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332630
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. THOMSON, George (1921- )

Peerages

  1. Baron Thomson of Monifieth

    Life

    1977

Constituencies

  1. Dundee East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1952*
    Date of election: 17 July 1952
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1972*
    Date of exit: 29 December 1972
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Resigned on appointment as EEC Commissioner.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Glasgow Hillhead

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Minister of State 1964-1966

    Foreign Office

  2. Minister of State 1967

    January-August 1967; Foreign Office

  3. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1966-1967

  4. Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs 1967-1968

  5. Minister without Portfolio 1968-1969

  6. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1969-1970

Schools

  1. Grove Academy, Dundee

Marriages

  1. Jenkins, Grace

    Year: 1948

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. Co-operative movement member

  2. Fabian Society member

Trade unions

  1. National Union of Journalists member

  2. National Union of General and Municipal Workers member