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Baron cr 1961 (Life Peer), of Colchester, co. Essex (Cuthbert James McCall Alport)

TD 1949; PC 1960; DL

Born 22 March 1912; o s of late Prof. Arthur Cecil Alport, MD, FRCP, and Janet, y d of James McCall, Dumfriesshire; m 1945, Rachel Cecilia (d 1983), o d of late Lt-Col R. C. Bingham, CVO, DSO, and Dorothy Louisa Pratt; one s one d (and one d decd); died 28 Oct. 1998


Haileybury; Pembroke Coll., Cambridge. MA History and Law; Pres., Cambridge Union Society, 1935


Tutor, Ashridge Coll., 1935–37. Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, 1944. Joined Artists Rifles, 1934; served War of 1939–45 (Hon. Lt-Col). Director, Conservative Political Centre, 1945–50. MP (C) Colchester division of Essex, 1950–61. Asst Postmaster-General, Dec. 1955–Jan. 1957; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Commonwealth Relations Office, 1957–59; Minister of State, Commonwealth Relations Office, Oct. 1959–March 1961. Chm., Joint East and Central African Board, 1953–55. British High Commissioner in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1961–63; Mem. of Council of Europe, 1964–65; British Govt Representative to Rhodesia, June-July 1967. A Dep. Speaker, House of Lords, 1971–82, 1983–94. Adviser to the Home Secretary, 1974–82. Chm., New Theatre Trust, 1970–83; Pres., Minories Art Gall., Colchester, 1978–91. Governor, Charing Cross Hosp., 1954–55; Life Governor, Haileybury Coll. Master, Skinners' Co., 1969–70, 1982–83. Pro-Chancellor, City Univ., 1972–79. Chm., Acad. Adv. Cttee, Gresham Coll., 1984–86. DL Essex, 1974; High Steward of Colchester, 1967–; Hon. Freeman, Colchester, 1992. Hon. DCL City Univ., 1979; DU Essex 1997


Kingdoms in Partnership, 1937; Hope in Africa, 1952; The Sudden Assignment, 1965




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