George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen

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The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

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10th Secretary General of NATO
In office
14 October 1999 – 5 January 2004
Preceded byJavier Solana
Succeeded byAlessandro Minuto-Rizzo (Acting)
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
3 May 1997 – 11 October 1999
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byMichael Portillo
Succeeded byGeoff Hoon
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
21 October 1993 – 2 May 1997
LeaderJohn Smith
Margaret Beckett (Acting)
Tony Blair
Preceded byTom Clarke
Succeeded byJacqui Lait (2001)
Member of Parliament
for Hamilton South
Hamilton (1978–1997)
In office
31 May 1978 – 24 August 1999
Preceded byAlexander Wilson
Succeeded byWilliam Tynan
Personal details
Born
George Islay MacNeill Robertson

(1946-04-12) 12 April 1946 (age 73)
Port Ellen, Argyll, Scotland
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Sandra Wallace (m. 1970)
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Dundee

George Islay MacNeill Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen KT, GCMG, PC, FRSA, FRSE (born 12 April 1946) is a Scottish politician. He is a member of the Labour Party. He served as the 10th Secretary General of NATO from 1999 to 2004. He served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1997 to 1999, before becoming a life peer as Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, of Islay in Argyll and Bute.

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