Butler, Richard Austen, 1902 - 1982 (Baron Butler of Saffron Walden)
- Existence: 1902 - 1982
Dates and places
Born Attock Serai, India, 9 December 1902. Died 8 March 1982.
Halstead, Essex; London.
Legal status / Nationality
Sphere of activity
Minister of Education 1940-5; Minister of Labour 1945; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1951-5; Lord Privy Seal 1955-9; Leader, HoC 1955-61; Home Secretary 1957-62; Deputy PM 1962-3; Foreign Secretary 1963-4; Chairman Cons Party 1959-61, Research Dept 1945-64
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The letters mainly relate to the health of Butler's wife, Sydney Butler [earlier Sydney Courtauld], but also on other subjects including Gladwyn Jebb getting the post of British Ambassador to France, and the strain on political wives.
Includes copy of the Listener, July 1966, featuring an article on Lord Butler.
Cuttings, mainly on Sir Winston Churchill and R A Butler.
Subjects include: Soviet designs on Africa; Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe]; council housing; a profile of R A Butler; relations between China, Japan and the Soviet Union; common interests with Japan; the revolution in Iran.
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.