Nigel Lawson

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Lord Lawson of Blaby

Official portrait of Lord Lawson of Blaby crop 2.jpg
Official portrait, 2018
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
11 June 1983 – 26 October 1989
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byGeoffrey Howe
Succeeded byJohn Major
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
14 September 1981 – 11 June 1983
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byDavid Howell
Succeeded byPeter Walker
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
4 May 1979 – 14 September 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byRobert Sheldon
Succeeded byNicholas Ridley
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
6 July 1992 – 31 December 2022
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Blaby
In office
28 February 1974 – 16 March 1992
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byAndrew Robathan
Personal details
Nigel Lawson

(1932-03-11)11 March 1932
Hampstead, London, England
Died3 April 2023(2023-04-03) (aged 91)
Political partyConservative
  • Vanessa Salmon
    (m. 1955; div. 1980)
  • Thérèse Maclear
    (m. 1980; div. 2012)
Children6, including Dominic and Nigella
EducationWestminster School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceRoyal Navy
Years of service1954–1956
RankLieutenant commander
CommandsHMS Gay Charger

Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby PC (11 March 1932 – 3 April 2023) was a British Conservative politician. He was born in Hampstead, London, and was of Jewish descent.[1]

He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he got a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He was a journalist during the 1960s. Lawson was a Member of Parliament from 1974-1992. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1983-1989. Lawson was made a life peer in 1992.[2]

Lawson had six children. They are: Dominic (a journalist), Thomasina (who died of breast cancer), Nigella (a food writer), Horatia, Tom and Emily.

Lawson died on 3 April 2023, three weeks after his 91st birthday.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Google News
  2. Hansard
  3. Cooney, Christy (3 April 2023). "Nigel Lawson: former Conservative chancellor dies aged 91". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]