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Sir Edward Heath

Sir Edward Heath Allan Warren.jpg
Heath in his Salisbury home, 1987
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
19 June 1970 – 4 March 1974
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byHarold Wilson
Succeeded byHarold Wilson
Leader of the Opposition
In office
4 March 1974 – 11 February 1975
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byHarold Wilson
Succeeded byMargaret Thatcher
In office
28 July 1965 – 19 June 1970
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded bySir Alec Douglas-Home
Succeeded byHarold Wilson
Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, and President of the Board of Trade
In office
20 October 1963 – 16 October 1964
Prime MinisterSir Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded byFred Erroll
Succeeded byDouglas Jay
Minister of Labour
In office
14 October 1959 – 27 July 1960
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byIain MacLeod
Succeeded byJohn Hare
Lord Privy Seal
In office
14 February 1960 – 18 October 1963
Prime MinisterHarold Macmillan
Preceded byQuintin Hogg
Succeeded bySelwyn Lloyd
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
7 April 1955 – 14 June 1959
Prime MinisterAnthony Eden
Harold Macmillan
Preceded byPatrick Buchan-Hepburn
Succeeded byMartin Redmayne
Father of the House
In office
9 April 1992 – 7 June 2001
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Tony Blair
Preceded byBernard Braine
Succeeded byTam Dalyell
Member of Parliament
for Bexley
In office
23 February 1950 – 28 February 1974
Preceded byAshley Bramall
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Member of Parliament
for Sidcup
In office
28 February 1974 – 9 June 1983
Preceded byConstituency Created
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Member of Parliament
for Old Bexley and Sidcup
In office
9 June 1983 – 7 June 2001
Preceded byConstituency Created
Succeeded byDerek Conway
Personal details
Born
Edward Richard George Heath

9 July 1916(1916-07-09)
Broadstairs, Kent
United Kingdom
Died17 July 2005(2005-07-17) (aged 89)
Salisbury, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
ProfessionJournalist/ civil servant
AwardsOrder of the British Empire (Military).jpg Member of the Order of the British Empire
1939-45 Star.jpg 1939–45 Star
War Medal 1939–1945 (UK) ribbon.png War Medal 1939–1945
France and Germany Star BAR.svg France and Germany Star
Military service
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Royal Artillery
RankLieutenant Colonel
Battles/warsWorld War II

Sir Edward Richard George "Ted" Heath, KG, MBE, PC (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005) was a British Conservative politician.[1] He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 until 1974.[1] Heaath was also the leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 until 1975.

Heath was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.[1] He died of pneumonia.

Heath was a lifelong bachelor which means that he never married. He was also a classical organist and conductor.

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