Harold Wilson

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Wilson of Rievaulx
KG OBE FRS PC
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
16 October 1964 – 19 June 1970
4 March 1974–5 April 1976
Preceded by Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Edward Heath
Succeeded by Edward Heath
James Callaghan
Personal details
Born 11 March 1916
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 24 May 1995 (aged 79)
London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Gladys Mary Baldwin

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century. He was an MP from 1945-1983. He won more elections than any other 20th century Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (in 1964, 1966, February and October 1974) — but only once with a clear majority (1966).

Wilson resigned as Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party in 1976. He died of colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease in 1995.

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Preceded by
Alec Douglas-Home
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1964–1970
Succeeded by
Edward Heath
Preceded by
Edward Heath
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1974–1976
Succeeded by
James Callaghan
Preceded by
Hugh Gaitskell
Leader of the British Labour Party
1963–1976
Succeeded by
James Callaghan
Preceded by
Stephen King-Hall
Member of Parliament for Ormskirk
19451950
Succeeded by
Ronald Cross
Preceded by
(new constituency)
Member of Parliament for Huyton
19501983
Succeeded by
(constituency abolished)
Preceded by
Stafford Cripps
President of the Board of Trade
1947–1951
Succeeded by
Hartley Shawcross
Preceded by
Denis Healey
Shadow Foreign Secretary
1961–1963
Succeeded by
Patrick Gordon Walker