The Papers of Angus Maude (Baron Maude of Stratford-upon-Avon)
Scope and Contents
Personal, family, political and literary papers.
- 1944 - 1994
Conditions Governing Access
Closed until catalogued
Biographical / Historical
Angus Maude was born in 1912. He was educated at Rugby and Oriel College, Oxford. He worked as a financial journalist working for The Times 1933-34 and the Daily Mail 1935-39. He served in North Africa during World War Two and was a prisoner of war between 1942-45. He joined PEP (Political and Economic Planning) in 1946 and was its Deputy Director from 1948-50. He was the author of several PEP broadsheets and a freelance Journalist. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Ealing South 1950-55 and was also Director of Conservative Political Centre, 1951-55. He refused the Conservative Whip over the Suez Crisis and sat as an Independent Member 1956-7, before he resigned his seat in 1957. Maude was Editor in Chief Sydney Morning Herald, 1958-61, before returning to politics as a candidate for South Dorset in 1962, and was the Conservative MP for Stratford from 1963-83. He was Opposition Spokesman on Aviation 1964 and Opposition Spokesman on Colonial Affairs 1966, and also a regular columnist for "Sunday Express" from 1970 onwards. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party 1975-79 and Chairman of the Conservative Research Department 1975-79. He was Paymaster General from 1979-81 He resigned from Cabinet in 1981. He was Knighted that year and appointed a life peer in 1983. He died in 1993
13 archive box(es)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were deposited by Lord Maude of Horsham
This collection level description was prepared by Andrew Riley in 2019 using a draft box list by Averil Condren and information from Who Was Who 1897-1996 (A and C Black)..
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