Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington

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The Lord Carrington
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6th Secretary General of NATO
In office
25 June 1984 – 1 July 1988
Preceded byJoseph Luns
Succeeded byManfred Wörner
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
4 May 1979 – 5 April 1982
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byDavid Owen
Succeeded byFrancis Pym
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
8 January 1974 – 4 March 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byEric Varley
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
20 June 1970 – 8 January 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byDenis Healey
Succeeded byIan Gilmour
Leader of the House of Lords
In office
20 October 1963 – 16 October 1964
Prime MinisterSir Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded byThe Viscount Hailsham
Succeeded byThe Earl of Longford
Minister without Portfolio
In office
20 October 1963 – 16 October 1964
Prime MinisterSir Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded byBill Deedes
Succeeded byGeorge Thomson
First Lord of the Admiralty
In office
14 October 1959 – 20 October 1963
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byThe Earl of Selkirk
Succeeded byThe Earl Jellicoe
Personal details
Born(1919-06-06)6 June 1919
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Died9 July 2018(2018-07-09) (aged 99)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Iona Maclean
Alma materSandhurst
AwardsMilitary Cross ribbon.png Military Cross
Military service
AllegianceBritish Empire
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of service1939–1949
(inactive from 1945)
RankMajor (Hon.)
UnitGrenadier Guards
Battles/warsWorld War II

Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (6 June 1919 – 9 July 2018) was a British Conservative politician.[1]

He served as British Defence Secretary between 1970 and 1974, Foreign Secretary between 1979 and 1982 and as the sixth Secretary General of NATO from 1984 to 1988. He was the last surviving member of the Cabinets of both Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

Carington died on 9 July 2018, aged 99.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lundy, Darryl. "Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington of Upton". Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  2. "Ex-foreign secretary Lord Carrington dies". 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018 – via
  3. Langdon, Julia (10 July 2018). "Lord Carrington obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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