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Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Carrington
6th Secretary General of NATO
In office
25 June 1984 – 1 July 1988
Preceded by Joseph Luns
Succeeded by Manfred Wörner
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
4 May 1979 – 5 April 1982
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by David Owen
Succeeded by Francis Pym
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
8 January 1974 – 4 March 1974
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Eric Varley
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
20 June 1970 – 8 January 1974
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Denis Healey
Succeeded by Ian Gilmour
Leader of the House of Lords
In office
20 October 1963 – 16 October 1964
Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded by The Viscount Hailsham
Succeeded by The Earl of Longford
Minister without Portfolio
In office
20 October 1963 – 16 October 1964
Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded by Bill Deedes
Succeeded by George Thomson
First Lord of the Admiralty
In office
14 October 1959 – 20 October 1963
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
Preceded by The Earl of Selkirk
Succeeded by The Earl Jellicoe
Personal details
Born 6 June 1919(1919-06-06)
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Died 9 July 2018(2018-07-09) (aged 99)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Iona Maclean
Children Alexandra
Alma mater Sandhurst
Military service
Allegiance British Empire
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1939–1949
(inactive from 1945)
Rank Major (Hon.)
Unit Grenadier Guards
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Military Cross ribbon.png Military Cross

Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (6 June 1919 – 9 July 2018) was a British Conservative politician.[1]

He served as British Defence Secretary between 1970 and 1974, Foreign Secretary between 1979 and 1982 and as the sixth Secretary General of NATO from 1984 to 1988. He was the last surviving member of the Cabinets of both Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

Carington died on 9 July 2018, aged 99.[2][3]


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