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Douglas Hurd


Politician

Douglas Hurd who is born on March 8, 1930 in England is a famous Politician. The age of Douglas Hurd is 86 year old. The birth sign of Douglas Hurd is Pisces. Douglas Hurd has have thousand of fans and supporters in England.

BirthdayMarch 8, 1930
Birth SignPisces
BirthplaceEngland
 
 
 
About Douglas Hurd

Douglas Hurd is a British politician who served the country as former Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under the government of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. He started his political career in 1966 as member of Conservative Party but before that served in Diplomatic services for 14 years. In 1974, he got elected as Member of Parliament for Mid Oxfordshire till 1983 later joining as Member of Parliament for Witney till 1997. Being as Member of Parliament, he achieved many renowned posts as follows
• Minister of Europe (1979-1983)
• Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1984-1985)
• Home Secretary (1985-1989)
• Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1989-1995)
Serving at above mentioned posts, he led the signing of Anglo-Irish Agreement which helped the government to build up good relations with Northern Ireland in future. He also worked on strengthening relations with U.S and European countries solving issue of international terrorism. He later announced his resignation as foreign Secretary keeping intact his parliamentary seat. In 1997, he served as the House of Lords finally retiring from the position on 9th June, 2016. He is also a good writer apart from being politician some of his written works are
• Sctch on the Rocks (1971)
• A Vote to a Kill (1975)
• An End to Promises (1979)
• Memoirs (2003)
• Choose Your Weapons (2010)
• Disraeli: or, The Two Lives (2013) and many more.
Achievements
He has achieved the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Aston University in 2009.

Douglas Hurd Before Fame

He got married twice. His first wife was Tatiana with whom he got blessed with three sons getting divorced in 1982. He then married in the same year with Judy Smart who gave birth to his two children one daughter and one son. She left this world in 2008 due to leukemia. His children are Nick, Philip, Jessica and Thomas.

Trivia

He has well knowledge of languages like Mandarin, French and Italian.

Douglas Hurd Family Life

Douglas was born on 8th March, 1930 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK to Anthony and Stephanie Hurd. He was raised in a political family with both father and grandfather as Members of Parliament. He went to Twyford School moving on for further study at Eton College. He majored in subject of history at Cambridge University followed by joining the Diplomatic service as second lieutenant from 1952 to 1966.

Associated With

He also served as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1974.

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