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Chichester-Clark, Sir Robert, (Sir Robin)free

Kt 1974

Born 10 Jan. 1928; s of late Capt. J. L. C. Chichester-Clark, DSO and Bar, DL, MP, and Mrs C. E. Brackenbury; m 1st, 1953, Jane Helen Goddard (marr. diss. 1972); one s two d; 2nd, 1974, Caroline, d of late Anthony Bull, CBE; two s; died 5 Aug. 2016


Royal Naval Coll.; Magdalene Coll., Cambridge (BA Hons Hist. and Law)


Journalist, 1950; Public Relations Officer, Glyndebourne Opera, 1952; Asst to Sales Manager, Oxford Univ. Press, 1953–55. MP (UU) Londonderry City and Co., 1955–Feb. 1974; PPS to Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1958; Asst Government Whip (unpaid), 1958–60; a Lord Comr of the Treasury, 1960–61; Comptroller of HM Household, 1961–64; Chief Opposition Spokesman on N Ireland, 1964–70, on Public Building and Works and the Arts, 1965–70; Minister of State, Dept of Employment, 1972–74. Mem. Council of Europe and Delegate to WEU, 1959–61. Dir, Instn of Works Managers, 1968–72. Chairman: Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust, 1988–2000; Arvon Develt Cttee, 1995–; Arvon Foundn, 1997–2001 (Jt Pres., 2001–); Trustee: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Develt Trust, 1993–95; House of Illustration, 2002–08. Hon. FIWM 1972


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