Douglas Jay

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Person.png Douglas Jay  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
BornDouglas Patrick Thomas Jay
Died1996-03-06 (Age 88)
UK politician

Employment.png President of the Board of Trade Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 October 1964 - 29 August 1967
Succeeded byAnthony Crosland

Employment.png UK/Financial Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
23 February 1950 - 30 October 1951
Succeeded byJohn Boyd-Carpenter

Employment.png Economic Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 November 1947 - 23 February 1950

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Battersea North

In office
25 July 1946 - 9 June 1983

Douglas Jay was a UK politician.


Jay met with Hugh Gaitskell to propose that the UK Labour Party drop its old commitment to traditional socialism, particularly Clause IV which pledged "common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange".


His first wife was the councillor Peggy Jay; their son is the economist Peter Jay, who married (and later divorced) Margaret Callaghan, daughter of James Callaghan with whom Douglas Jay had served in government. Douglas Jay's second wife, Mary Thomas, had been one of his assistant private secretaries at the Board of Trade.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/1955 September23 September 195525 September 1955Germany
The third Bilderberg, in West Germany. The subject of a report by Der Spiegel which inspired a heavy blackout of subsequent meetings.
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