John MAJOR

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-03-29
Education Rutlish Sch
Publications N/A
Recreations music, theatre, reading, travel, cricket and other sports
Clubs Carlton, Farmers', Buck's, Pratt's, Surrey CCC ( pres 2000-02, hon life vice-pres), MCC (memb Ctee 2001-04, 2005-08 and 2009-12)
Style The Rt Hon Sir John Major, KG, CH
Career AIB banker and various exec posts in UK and overseas Standard Chartered Bank plc 1965-79; memb Lambeth Borough Cncl 1968-71 (chm Housing Ctee 1970-71), Parly candidate (Cons) St Pancras N (Camden) 1974 (both elections); memb Bd Warden Housing Assoc 1975-83; MP (Cons): Huntingdonshire 1979-83, Huntingdon 1983-2001; jt sec Cons Party Parly Environment Ctee 1979-81, pres Eastern Area Young Conservatives 1983-85; PPS to Mins of State Home Office 1981-83, asst Govt whip 1983-84, a Lord Cmmr of the Treasury (Govt whip) 1984-85, parly under-sec of state for social security 1985-86, min of state for social security DHSS 1986-87, chief sec to HM Treasury June 1987-July 1989, sec of state for foreign and Cwlth affrs July-Oct 1989, Chancellor of the Exchequer Oct 1989-Nov 1990, leader of the Cons Party, Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury 28 Nov 1990-97 (resigned as leader of Cons Pty June 1995, re-elected July); chm: European Advsy Cncl Emerson Electric Co 1999-, European Bd Carlyle Gp 2001-05 (memb 1998-2005), Advsy Bd Global Infrastructure Partners 2007-, Int Advsy Bd Nat Bank of Kuwait 2007-, Global Advsy Bd AECOM 2011-; sr advsr Credit Suisse 2001-, memb European Bd Siebel Systems Inc 2001-03, non-exec dir Mayflower Corp plc 2000-03; chm Ditchley Cncl 2000-09, chm Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Tst 2011; memb: Int Bd of Governors Peres Center for Peace Israel 1997-, Bd of Advisers Baker Inst Houston 1998-2005, InterAction Cncl Tokyo 1998-2008; hon pres Sight Savers Appeal 2001-; pres: Asthma UK 1998-, Br and Cwlth Cricket Charitable Tst 2002-; jt pres Chatham House London 2009; vice-pres: Macmillan Cancer Relief 2001-, Inst of Sports Sponsorship 2001-, See Ability 2013-; patron: Mercy Ships, Prostate Cancer Charity, Support for Africa 2000, Atlantic Partnership 2001-, FCO Assoc 2001-, Professional Cricketers Assoc 2001-, Deafblind UK 2002-, Consortium for Street Children 2002-, 21st Century Tst 2002-, Goodman Fund Chicago 2002-, Norfolk Cricket Umpires and Scorers Assoc 2002-, Dickie Bird Fndn 2004-, Fndn for Peace 2004-, Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Tst 2012, Br Music Hall Soc 2012; sr patron Bow Gp 2012-13 (pres 2012-); ambass Chance to Shine 2005-, patron SeeAbility's Sight Pioneers 2006-13; vice-patron The Atlantic Cncl of the UK; hon bencher Middle Temple 1997; hon Freeman Merchant Taylor's Co 2002, Freedom of the City of Cork 2008, Elder Bro Corp of Trinity House 2013; Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun 2012
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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