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Tom King, Baron King of Bridgwater

Personal data
Date of birth13 June 1933(age 83)
Place of birthRugby, United Kingdom
Political partyConservative
Alma materEmmanuel College, Cambridge
Secretary of State for Defence
In office24 July 1989 - 11 April 1992
Prime ministerMargaret Thatcher
John Major
Succeeded byMalcolm Rifkind
Preceded byGeorge Younger
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office3 September 1985 - 24 July 1989
Prime ministerMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byPeter Brooke
Preceded byDouglas Hurd
Secretary of State for Employment
In office16 October 1983 - 2 September 1985
Prime ministerMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byDavid Young
Preceded byNorman Tebbit
Secretary of State for Transport
In office11 June 1983 - 16 October 1983
Prime ministerMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byNicholas Ridley
Preceded byDavid Howell
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office6 January 1983 - 11 June 1983
Prime ministerMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byPatrick Jenkin
Preceded byMichael Heseltine
In office12 March 1970 - 7 June 2001
Succeeded byIan Liddell-Grainger
Preceded byGerald Wills

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Thomas Jeremy King, Baron King of Bridgwater, CH, PC (born 13 June 1933), is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet from 1983 92, and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bridgwater in Somerset from 1970-2001. He was made a life peer in 2001.


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