John Browne

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(politician, soldier, businessman, banker)
Born John Ernest Douglas Delavalette Browne
17 October 1938
Alma mater Malvern College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Cranfield Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School
Member of Le Cercle

Not to be confused with John Browne (Executive), who proposed a merger of Shell and BP at the 2004 Bilderberg.

John Ernest Douglas Delavalette Browne (born 17 October 1938) is a British former politician, soldier, and financial consultant now based in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America.


On graduation from Harvard, he joined Morgan Stanley & Co on Wall Street. On returning to England, he became Director, Middle East Operations of European Banking Company, a director of Worms Investments, The Churchill Clinic, Scansat TV, a Court Member of Southampton University and an advisor to Control Risks and to Barclays Bank. He served as the Councillor for Knightsbridge on the Westminster City Council from 1974 to 1978.

UK Politics

Browne was Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Winchester from 1979 to 1992.

In the 1992 UK General Election, Browne decided to stand as an Independent Conservative candidate in Winchester after he refused to submit his name for what he termed "a disgraceful socialist style" re-selection by the Conservative Party after being suspended briefly from the House of Commons for not declaring two of his numerous business interests, as he was instructed not to do by the Registrar of Members' Interests, as being "unnecessary". He lost his seat and later joined the UK Independence Party, becoming a Vice-President.

Deep political connections

He attended Le Cercle.


Events Participated in

Le Cercle/1982 (Wildbad Kreuth)11 June 1982 - 13 June 1982
Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 1983 - 3 July 1983Bonn
Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)7 January 1985 - 10 January 1985Washington DC