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Alec Douglas-Home
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Born in Mayfair, London
Born on 2nd of July 1903
Died in Coldstream, Borders
Died on 9th of October 1995

1903 - 1995. Conservative politician and Prime Minister.

Educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Entered parliament in 1931, was secretary to Neville Chamberlain. Held positions of Leader of the House of Lords (1957-60) and Foreign Secretary (1960-63). Surprise choice of leader after resignation of Harold Macmillan. Renounced his peerage. Defeated in the 1964 election by Harold Wilson and replaced as leader by Edward Heath. Made a life peer in 1974 when he resigned from politics.

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