Iain Macleod Birthday, Date of Birth

Iain Macleod

Iain Norman Macleod (11 November 1913 – 20 July 1970) was a British Conservative Party politician and government minister.

A playboy and professional bridge player in his twenties, after war service Macleod worked for the Conservative Research Department before entering Parliament in 1950. He was an outstanding orator and debater, and was soon appointed Minister of Health, later serving as Minister of Labour. He served an important term as Secretary of State for the Colonies under Harold Macmillan in the early 1960s, overseeing the independence of many African countries from British rule but earning the enmity of Conservative right-wingers, and the soubriquet that he was "too clever by half".

Macleod was unhappy with the "emergence" of Sir Alec Douglas-Home as party leader and Prime Minister in succession to Macmillan in 1963 (he claimed to have supported Macmillan's deputy Rab Butler, although it is unclear exactly what his recommendation had been). He refused to serve in Home's government, and whilst serving as editor of The Spectator, alleged that the succession had been stitched up by Macmillan and a "magic circle" of Old Etonians.

Macleod did not contest the first ever Conservative Party leadership election in 1965, but endorsed the eventual winner Edward Heath. When the Conservatives returned to power in June 1970, he was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in Heath's government, but died suddenly only a month later.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Tuesday, November 11, 1913
Place of Birth
Skipton
Age
107
Star Sign

The November 11, 1913 was a Tuesday under the star sign of . It was the 314 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 107 years old. Your last birthday was on the Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 116 days ago. Your next birthday is on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in 248 days. You have lived for 39,198 days, or about 940,761 hours, or about 56,445,709 minutes, or about seconds.

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