Keith Joseph

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BornKeith Sinjohn Joseph
London, United Kingdom
Died1994-12-10 (Age 76)
London, United Kingdom
Alma materMagdalen College, Oxford
Founder ofCentre for Policy Studies
Member ofMont Pelerin Society

Employment.png Secretary of State for Education and Science

In office
11 September 1981 - 21 May 1986
Succeeded byKenneth Baker

Employment.png Secretary of State for Industry

In office
4 May 1979 - 11 September 1981
Preceded byJohn Smith

Employment.png Shadow Home Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 June 1974 - 11 February 1975
Preceded byJames Prior, Jim Prior

Employment.png Secretary of State for Social Services

In office
20 June 1970 - 4 March 1974
Preceded byRichard Crossman

Employment.png Minister for Housing and Local Government

In office
13 July 1962 - 16 October 1964

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Leeds North East

In office
9 February 1956 - 11 June 1987
Succeeded byTimothy Kirkhope

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

In office
12 October 1987 - 10 December 1994

Keith Sinjohn Joseph was a Conservative politician.


Joseph was Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health and Social Services (1970-74), for Industry (1979-81), and Education (1981-86). He has been described as 'the father of Thatcherism' and is widely regarded as having been highly influential on Thatcher during her time in office. [1] He became a life peer as Baron Joseph of Portsoken in 1986. [2]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
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  1. Dominic Lawson, 'Keith Joseph may have been odd, but the father of Thatcherism was not uncaring', Independent, 14 July 2006.
  2. John Biffen, Keith Joseph,, 12 December 1994.

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