David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech

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The Lord Harlech

Ambassador Ormsby-Gore at the White House, 1961
British Ambassador to the United States
In office
MonarchElizabeth II
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Harold Wilson
Preceded bySir Harold Caccia
Succeeded bySir Patrick Dean
Member of Parliament
for Oswestry
In office
23 February 1950 – 1 June 1961
Preceded byOliver Poole
Succeeded byJohn Biffen
Personal details
William David Ormsby-Gore

(1918-05-20)20 May 1918
Westminster, London, England
Died26 January 1985(1985-01-26) (aged 66)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Political partyConservative
  • Sylvia Lloyd Thomas
    (m. 1940; died 1967)
  • Pamela Colin
    (m. 1969)
Children6, including Alice and Francis
ResidenceWoodhill Estate, Oswestry, Shropshire
Alma materNew College, Oxford
OccupationAirborne reconnaissance, farmer, politician, diplomat, television executive

William David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech KCMG PC DL (20 May 1918 – 26 January 1985), known as David Ormsby-Gore until June 1961 and as Sir David Ormsby-Gore from then until February 1964, was a British diplomat and Conservative politician. From 1950 until 1961, he was a member of the Member of Parliament.

He died in a car crash in 1985. Senator Edward Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and other Kennedy family members attended his funeral in Llanfihangel-y-traethau.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hughes, Robert (30 October 2007), The Parish Church Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Ynys (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2016, retrieved 24 March 2016