James Callaghan

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The Rt Hon James Callaghan
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
5 April 1976 – 4 May 1979
Preceded byHarold Wilson
Succeeded byMargaret Thatcher
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
16 October 1964 – 30 November 1967
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byReginald Maudling
Succeeded byRoy Jenkins
Personal details
Born(1912-03-27)27 March 1912
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died26 March 2005(2005-03-26) (aged 92)
Ringmer, East Sussex, England
Political partyLabour

Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC, (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. He is the only Prime Minister to have held all four of the Great Offices of State. He died of pneumonia a day before his 93rd birthday.

He was an MP from 1945-1987.