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Person.png James Callaghan   Powerbase WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
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BornLeonard James Callaghan
Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Died2005-03-26 (Age 92)
Ringmer, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Children • Margaret
• Julie Michael
ParentsJames Callaghan Charlotte Cundy
SpouseAudrey Moulton

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In office
5 April 1976 - 4 May 1979
Preceded byHarold Wilson
Succeeded byMargaret Thatcher

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In office
5 April 1976 - 10 November 1980
DeputyMichael Foot, Denis Healey
Preceded byHarold Wilson
Succeeded byMichael Foot

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In office
9 June 1983 - 11 June 1987

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In office
4 May 1979 - 10 November 1980
Succeeded byMichael Foot

[[|x22px|link=Foreign Secretary]] Foreign Secretary

In office
5 March 1974 - 5 April 1976

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In office
19 April 1972 - 28 February 1974
Preceded byDenis Healey

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Employment

In office
19 October 1971 - 19 April 1972
Preceded byBarbara Castle

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In office
19 June 1970 - 19 October 1971
Succeeded byShirley Williams

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In office
30 November 1967 - 19 June 1970
Succeeded byReginald Maudling

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In office
16 October 1964 - 30 November 1967
Preceded byReginald Maudling
Succeeded byRoy Jenkins

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In office
2 November 1961 - 16 October 1964
Preceded byHarold Wilson
Succeeded byReginald Maudling
James Callaghan (27 March 1912 - 26 March 2005) was Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980 and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979.[1]


As is standard for a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Callaghan attended the Bilderberg group before being elected leader of his political party (in 1963).

Uranium from Namibia

"... nevertheless, in keeping with the spirit of these (UN) resolutions, we have decided to give no further promotional support for trade with Namibia..."
James Callaghan, Foreign Secretary, House of Commons, December 1974

The Rossing File awaits the answer to this question:

Why was it that Mr Callaghan as Foreign Secretary, following talks with representatives of SWAPO in Lusaka during January 1975, gave a false impression to members of the Labour Cabinet that Namibia's "sole authentic representative" had no objection to the Rössing Uranium Mine contracts being continued?

Records of that discussion confirm that the SWAPO representatives present gave no such indication.[2]

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