Alec Douglas-Home

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Person.png Alec Douglas-Home   Powerbase Spartacus WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, deep politician)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home.jpg
BornAlexander Frederick Douglas-Home
28 South Street, Mayfair, London, England
Died1995-10-09 (Age 92)
Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland
Alma materChrist Church (Oxford)
ReligionScottish Episcopal Church
Parents • Charles Douglas-Home
• 13th Earl of Home
• Lady Lillian Lambton
Children • Caroline Meriel
• Diana
• David
SpouseElizabeth Alington
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee, The Other Club
UK Prime Minister. Bilderberg chairman. Member of the Other Club

Employment.png Member of the House of Lords Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
24 December 1974 - 9 October 1995

Employment.png Foreign Secretary

In office
20 June 1970 - 4 March 1974
Preceded byMichael Stewart
Succeeded byJames Callaghan

Employment.png Shadow Foreign Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 April 1966 - 18 June 1970
Preceded byChristopher Soames

Employment.png Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

In office
19 October 1963 - 16 October 1964
Succeeded byHarold Wilson

Employment.png UK/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
16 October 1964 - 28 July 1965
Succeeded byEdward Heath

Employment.png Leader of the Conservative Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 October 1963 - 28 July 1965
Preceded byHarold Macmillan
Succeeded byEdward Heath

Employment.png Foreign Secretary

In office
27 July 1960 - 18 October 1963

Employment.png Lord President of the Council

In office
14 October 1959 - 27 July 1960
Preceded byQuintin Hogg
Succeeded byQuintin Hogg

Employment.png Lord President of the Council

In office
29 March 1957 - 17 September 1957
Succeeded byQuintin Hogg

Employment.png Leader of the House of Lords Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
29 March 1957 - 27 July 1960
Succeeded byQuintin Hogg

Employment.png Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 April 1955 - 27 July 1960
Succeeded byDuncan Sandys

Employment.png Member of the House of Lords Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
11 July 1951 - 23 October 1963

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Lanark

In office
23 February 1950 - 25 October 1951

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Lanark

In office
27 October 1931 - 5 July 1945

Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, was a UK Conservative Party politician who was UK Prime Minister from October 1963 (the month before JFK was assassinated) to October 1964.

Foreign Secretary

Douglas-Home's first term as Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Harold Macmillan from 27 July 1960 to 18 October 1963 straddled the death in mysterious circumstances of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in September 1961.[1]

And his second stint as Foreign Secretary under Edward Heath from 20 June 1970 to 4 March 1974 saw Britain's entry to the EEC in 1973.[2]


Lord Douglas-Home was the second chairman of the Bilderberg conferences from 1977 to 1980.[3] He was succeeded in this role by Walter Scheel.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.
Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US
Bilderberg/197927 April 197929 April 1979Austria
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
27th Bilderberg, 95 guests, Austria
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror
Bilderberg/198625 April 198627 April 1986Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel
The 34th Bilderberg, 109 participants


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Rossing File:The Inside Story of Britain's Secret Contract for Namibian Uraniumpamphlet1980Alun RobertsScandal in the 1970s and 1980s of collusion by successive British governments with the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto to import yellowcake from the Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia (illegally occupied by apartheid South Africa) in defiance of international law, and leading to the targeting of UN Commissioner for Namibia Bernt Carlsson on Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988.
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  1. “It will be Necessary to find some way of pulling Hammarskjold up short” (Harold Macmillan — UK Prime Minister – 13 September 1961)
  2. "1973: Britain joins the EEC"
  3. "Twenty-fifth Bilderberg meeting held in St Joseph MO". Facts on File World News Digest. 14 May 1977.