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Alec Douglas-Home


Who is Alec Douglas-Home?

Alec Douglas-Home: Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from October 1963 to October 1964. He is notable for being the last Prime Minister to hold office while being a member of the House of Lords, prior to renouncing his peerage and taking up a seat in the House of Commons for the remainder of his premiership. His reputation, however, rests more on his two spells as the UK's foreign minister than on his brief premiership.


"Alec Douglas-Home" is a book by D. R. Thorpe.

  • subjects: England, History of the British Isles, Great Britain, House of Hanover, History, 20th century

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations (2009)

by Sylvia Ellis

Alec Douglas-Home became prime minister in October 1963 after the resignation of Harold Macmillan. A Conservative politician since 1931, and ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers (2002)

by Robert Eccleshall, Graham Walker, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Graham Walker

Alec Douglas-Home 329.

Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2004)

Home, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 14th earl of [S] (1903–95).

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

BRITISH STATESMAN Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel. Elected Conservative MP in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations (2000)

Parties, Groups and Movements of the 20th Century by Peter Barberis, John McHugh, Mike Tyldesley

October Lord Home renounces peerage and is now Sir Alec Douglas-Home, becoming PM and (from November) Conservative leader following Macmillan's retirement on health grounds. November President Kennedy assassinated.

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

A British example: in the general election of 1964, Conservative Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home faced a tough interrogation on BBC television. In answering a question about a proposed supplement for older pensioners, Sir Alec used ...

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