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- 1952 - 2011
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He succeeded his father in 1938 and took his seat as a member of the House of Lords in 1940. During the Second World War he served in the Grenadier Guards.
After the war, he became involved in politics and held the posts of Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 1951-4, and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, 1954-6. He was appointed High Commissioner to Australia, 1956-9. On his return, he served as First Lord of the Admiralty, 1959-63, and Minister without Portfolio and Leader of the House of Lords, 1963-4. He was Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords, 1964-70. He then became Defence Secretary, 1970-4, and Secretary of State for Energy, 1974, and also held the post of Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1972-4. He was again Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords, 1974-9. He was Foreign Secretary, 1979-82.
He was Secretary-General of NATO, 1984-8. In 1999, he was created a life peer, as Baron Carington of Upton, and continued to serve as a member of the House of Lords.
He was awarded the Military Cross, 1945, and created PC, 1959, CH, 1983, KG, 1985, and GCMG, 1988. He is an honorary fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, from 1982.
He died on 9 July 2018.
His publications include: "Reflect on Things Past" (1988).
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