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Reginald Maudling

Personal data
Date of birth17 March 1917
Place of birthFinchley, London, United Kingdom
Date of death14 February 1979(age 1979) (aged 61)
Political partyConservative
Alma materMerchant Taylors'
Merton College, Oxford
Home Secretary
In office20 June 1970 - 18 July 1972
Prime ministerEdward Heath
Succeeded byRobert Carr
Preceded byJames Callaghan
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office13 July 1962 - 16 October 1964
Prime ministerHarold Macmillan
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Succeeded byJames Callaghan
Preceded bySelwyn Lloyd
Secretary of State for the Colonies
In office9 October 1961 - 13 July 1962
Prime ministerHarold Macmillan
Succeeded byDuncan Sandys
Preceded byIain Macleod
President of the Board of Trade
In office14 October 1959 - 9 October 1961
Prime ministerHarold Macmillan
Succeeded byFred Erroll
Preceded bySir David Eccles
Paymaster General
In office14 January 1957 - 14 October 1959
Prime ministerHarold Macmillan
Succeeded byThe Lord Mills
Preceded bySir Walter Monckton
Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office11 February 1975 - 11 April 1976
LeaderMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byGeoffrey Rippon
In office27 July 1965 - 11 November 1965
LeaderSir Alec Douglas-Home
Edward Heath
Succeeded byChristopher Soames
Preceded byRab Butler

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Reginald Maudling (7 March 1917 14 February 1979) was a British politician who held several Cabinet posts, including Chancellor of the Exchequer. He had been spoken of as a prospective Conservative leader since 1955, and was twice seriously considered for the post; he was Edward Heath's chief rival in 1965. He also held many directorships in the British financial world.

As Home Secretary, he was responsible for the British Government's Northern Irish policy during the period that included Bloody Sunday in 1972; shortly thereafter, he left office because of an unrelated scandal in one of the companies of which he was director.


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